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Buck shot
Mar 18th 2008, 07:40 PM
I am curious as to which side of the fence folks walk and why?

HisLeast
Mar 18th 2008, 07:42 PM
I'm not American, I just live here. If I were a citizen I'd probably vote Libertarian or Constitutional. Don't suppose you could add those or at least an Independant option, could you?

Buck shot
Mar 18th 2008, 07:44 PM
This is the first time I started a poll so bear with me.

The main reason I side with Republicans is the abortion and gun control issues.

Jollyrogers
Mar 18th 2008, 07:51 PM
I generally lean towards the Reps on the national stuff, however this time I am definately not in either. I can not in good conscience vote for any of the presidentual canidates that we have presented to us at this time. On local stuff I vote the best person

MidnightsPaleGlow
Mar 18th 2008, 07:54 PM
I myself am a Libertarian.

baxpack7
Mar 18th 2008, 08:44 PM
I usually vote Republican, reason being, I tend to see a lot of Christians on the Republican side(not all, but quite a few)

menJesus
Mar 18th 2008, 08:59 PM
Republican last two times, Republican this time. :)

matthew94
Mar 18th 2008, 09:51 PM
I'm also more in favor of a combination b/w the constitution and libertarian parties. But picking b/w two evils, I'll take the republicans :)

daughter
Mar 19th 2008, 02:11 PM
The problem is, if you vote, some politician takes over the country...

Brother Mark
Mar 19th 2008, 10:47 PM
I favor the republicans on national defense, abortion, etc. But I like democrats when it comes to helping the poor. I just wish the Dem wouldn't enable them and the republicans wouldn't ignore them.

skc53
Mar 22nd 2008, 09:03 AM
I'm Republican and proud of it.:pp Seems like when a democrat is president, the republicans have to come in and fix the problems the dems made. I've noticed over the years, and it may just be me, that republicans are doers and action takers. I also like the republicans stand on the issues, most of them anyway. Don't stone me, this is just my opinion.

EarlyCall
Mar 22nd 2008, 10:07 AM
Republican because I am conservative. But what I've seen over the past four years is disconcerting. Sometimes I find it difficult to tell the difference anymore between the two parties. But i am a conservative first and a republican second.

MidnightsPaleGlow
Mar 22nd 2008, 12:39 PM
I know I used to be a Republican, but I grew disgusted with my former party and jumped ship to the Libertarian party. I have little faith in the two major parties, I know right now I have absolutely zero faith in Washington (but I have plenty of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ though, because I know that despite what I've been through the last couple of months, he'll never cast me away).

NHL Fever
Mar 23rd 2008, 03:30 AM
I'm usually torn between the two, but generally want to pursue policies that reflect Christ when possible. His overwhelmingly greater focus on helping the poor compared to commentary other social issues, going as far as saying in fact how you treat them is how you are treating Christ, the king of kings, tends to bend me towards the democrat camp. But then issues of abortion and gay marriage would typically make me go republican these days. However republicans don't really do anything about those issues, and all the stuff I don't like about them, would probably push me towards the democrats.

EmoAngel
Mar 28th 2008, 02:45 PM
I side with Republicans:)

chivalrous
Apr 2nd 2008, 06:26 AM
1. Read my sig
2. I feel that pre-emptive war is wrong. (Iraq war 2003-?)
3. Euthanasia is wrong. (Oregon)
4. Prostitution should be illegal. (Nevada)

tango
Apr 2nd 2008, 09:39 AM
Some of us walk on a different side of the ocean too :)

I side with traditional Republicanism but struggle to tell much difference between modern day parties, which might as well be called republicorps and democorps.

Give me a libertarian government any day.

JordanW
May 6th 2008, 08:03 AM
I side with Republicans on most issues.

MTdude
May 8th 2008, 05:21 AM
If there were more than a handful of Republicans represented in the Republican Party, I would likely align myself with them...however, the party formerly known as Republicans has been hijacked by the Neo-Conservatives.

Diggindeeper
May 8th 2008, 05:52 AM
Personally, I wish that instead of Republicans and Democrats, our two main parties could be Conservative or Liberal....:idea:

I'm one of the vast right-wing-conservatives. :rolleyes:

th1bill
May 8th 2008, 06:31 AM
.. My first vote was cast as a bleeding heart liberal and as I have experianced life I have voted Christian Conservative. I once thought my dad was nuts and saw neither the logic nor the humor in his favorite political statement. But, some forty years later I, at least I do, hold myself up to be a shinning example of his wisdom that I could not fathom in my twenties.
.. Oops, I'm sorry, old age and all that, you know. He said that if a young man entering into the world was not a liberal he had no heart but, if a man had not become a conservative by the time he is forty it is a very positive indicator that he has no brains! You see, even dad, now, would say that I'm smart!
.. (As he scoots his wheelchair away from his desk, there's that certain twinkle in his eye.)

resbmc
Jun 5th 2008, 05:49 PM
I am a conservative first, and ususally believe the way Republicans are suppose to act and vote, but lately they have not, and McCain is not one either. I have voted in 9 Presidentual election, an am serious thinking about sitting this one out. Dont know if I want to deal with my concious by voting for McCain, he has put his thumb in conservatives eyes, and after the president of the RNC said yesterday, they are relying in independents and democrats to put McCain on the White house. I cant stand any of them:giveup::help::hmm:
:eek:

Dave McIntyre
Jun 5th 2008, 06:18 PM
I am very disillusioned with politics. I see it this way, we have a choice between chocolate, or vanilla, but the only thing on the menu is ice cream. Give me some pie, and a cup of coffee. I'll vote republican this time around but probably just let it melt in the bowl.

I had expected the republican party to actually do more than preserve the status quo on alot of issues and force the liberals to recover ground if they ever got back in power. Now I guess I'm an unimpressed republican looking for a third party that stands a chance. Mac

Ninna
Jun 5th 2008, 06:33 PM
I lean toward Republican....but in voter registration, I am registered Independent.

longtooth
Jun 6th 2008, 12:06 AM
Republican for many yrs.
Jimmy Carter was the last Dem President I voted for :B.
I would like to see a lot stronger leadership than we will see.
About all I can say is McCain wont hurt the nation as bad as Hussain Obama.

Today the issues are:
Child Sacrifice
Sodomites
National Security
Individual rights to personal defense
Oppressive taxation

Buzzword
Jun 8th 2008, 12:15 AM
The problem is, if you vote, some politician takes over the country...
And if you DON'T vote....some politician takes over the country. :rofl:


Where's the NEITHER in this poll?

I seem to agree with libertarians most (actively campaigned for Ron Paul in 2004, and for him to get the Rep nomination last year) though with no party or political ideology completely.

As Lewis Black put it:
"The Democrats are a party of no ideas, and the Republicans are a party of BAD ideas. So what happens is, a Republican'll jump up and say 'I got a really bad idea!' and a Democrat'll jump up and say 'And I can make it [worse]!'"

Slug1
Jun 10th 2008, 07:00 PM
Republican..............

God's Leading Lady
Jun 11th 2008, 02:03 AM
I'm Republican and proud of it.:pp Seems like when a democrat is president, the republicans have to come in and fix the problems the dems made. I've noticed over the years, and it may just be me, that republicans are doers and action takers. I also like the republicans stand on the issues, most of them anyway.

Ditto: I'm a Republican and always have been. As a matter of fact, Dr. Condi Rice is one of my role-models, lol. That is a BRILLIANT woman... Do you know she holds ten degrees? Three earned, seven honorary. Brilliance.

God's Leading Lady
Jun 11th 2008, 02:08 AM
"The Democrats are a party of no ideas, and the Republicans are a party of BAD ideas. So what happens is, a Republican'll jump up and say 'I got a really bad idea!' and a Democrat'll jump up and say 'And I can make it [worse]!'"

That's funny, lol. :lol: Actually, I heard the other day that the new name for Democrat is "Victicrat". :hmm:

Reynolds357
Jun 11th 2008, 02:28 AM
I favor the republicans on national defense, abortion, etc. But I like democrats when it comes to helping the poor. I just wish the Dem wouldn't enable them and the republicans wouldn't ignore them.
Bush has spent more federal dollars on "helping the poor" than any president in history.
I think the democrats in all actuality keep the poor, poor. The democrats most definitely enable, not help the poor.

CoffeeCat
Jun 11th 2008, 02:59 AM
I'm Canadian, rather than American, so obviously 'democrat' and 'republican' aren't how I can vote. But in terms of ideology generally, I am conservative, and solidly so. I used to be one of those 'bleeding heart liberal' types, and I'm happy to say that THAT's an ailment I've been cured of. ;) If I were American, I'd vote Republican or Libertarian. Here in Canada, I vote Conservative, and I'm a registered member of the Conservative Party. (Yes, I carry a card. ;) ) Family values and (gasp) traditionalism to a degree are what I'm comfortable supporting, and a small c conservative government most closely supports that. I DO wish the Conservatives in my country and the Republicans in the USA would start addressing poverty right where the help's needed: in the schools when kids are very young.... but hey, I can't get everything I want. When I'm a teacher, I'll just have to try my best to take Ghandi's advice and be the change I want to see in the world, instead of whining about the government's failure to make my changes for me. ;)

Beloved by God
Jun 15th 2008, 04:48 AM
I have figured out that I am an ultra-conservative.
When I go to talk about political issues, other conservatives slap their heads and say, :o"Oh no, she's talking again!!" :lol:

brokengirl
Jun 19th 2008, 03:52 PM
I side with Republicans on moral issues. I side with Democrats on many financial issues.
I plan to vote Republican.

SeekingHisWill
Jun 25th 2008, 05:05 PM
Conservative!

Personally, I think this election will merely be voting for the lesser of two evils! :p

If you vote for no other reason - I hope you'll vote against the one you least want in office!

Scary times! :(

Sherrie
Jun 25th 2008, 05:11 PM
Republican.............

Seeker of truth
Jun 25th 2008, 07:05 PM
Republican here :wave:

D in Georgia
Jul 2nd 2008, 08:40 PM
Edited in case I seemed to be debating. (Sorry, I'm new)

I have always voted democratic. To be honest, probably more out of family tradition than anything else. There is a lot about politics that I don't understand. Republicans just seem to be judgemental, self rightousness, stingy. Those are all my uneducated opinon based on what I often hear on Fox News for example.

Firekitty
Jul 11th 2008, 01:43 AM
I'm not old enough to vote, but I'm a republican.

sushi_pompom
Jul 11th 2008, 02:22 AM
I do not believe on voting on one issue like so many other Christians. It seems that many are conservative because of the abortion issue. Well to all of you who voted for Bush what changed? Nothing good came of it, our economy is crap, we are in a war we shouldn't be in and abortion is still legal. I just hope you people use your brains this election! God gave us a brain for a reason, why don't you start using it! Don't be a sheep....

Brother Mark
Jul 13th 2008, 01:11 AM
I do not believe on voting on one issue like so many other Christians. It seems that many are conservative because of the abortion issue. Well to all of you who voted for Bush what changed? Nothing good came of it, our economy is crap, we are in a war we shouldn't be in and abortion is still legal. I just hope you people use your brains this election! God gave us a brain for a reason, why don't you start using it! Don't be a sheep....

Actually, we are now only 1 supreme court justice away from overriding roe vs. wade. Had a republican been elected instead of President Clinton, abortion would have already been overturned and given back to the states.

Christian Sweetie
Jul 13th 2008, 01:19 AM
I live in Canada so I can't really say that I'm either but I'm a conservative; a really hard-core conservative. I am both a socon and a fiscal conservative. I used to be a bleeding heart but thank the Lord I'm cured of that. I tend to find people on the left, in Canada, are largely anti-Christian bigots who have no qualms in bashing Jesus, God, Christians etc. I'm strongly pro-life, anti-gay marriage, support family values and individual responsibility. So I guess, GOP. :lol:

Reynolds357
Jul 14th 2008, 06:43 PM
I am curious as to which side of the fence folks walk and why?

Considering the fact that I oppose the murder of innocent unborn babies and oppose homosexual rights and marriage; I would have to say I am definitely Republican.

EarlyCall
Jul 17th 2008, 04:50 PM
I do not believe on voting on one issue like so many other Christians. It seems that many are conservative because of the abortion issue. Well to all of you who voted for Bush what changed? Nothing good came of it, our economy is crap, we are in a war we shouldn't be in and abortion is still legal. I just hope you people use your brains this election! God gave us a brain for a reason, why don't you start using it! Don't be a sheep....

What Mark said about the supreme court. As well, Bush has given more towards helping the needy and the poor than clinton ever did. Did you know that? And yes, it is a fact.

As to abortion? Well, clinton vetoed the bill against partial-birth abortion three times; Bush signed it. Does that answer your question then as to what changed?

Unemployment has been very low and even reached lower levels than at any point under clinton.

The economy until recently has been very, very good. Uh, evidence is the unemployment rate, housing and so on.

Yes, recently the economy has slowed down. The subprime scandel by the way got started under clinton. Yea, that's a fact. It just hadn't blown up in our faces until now. Things take time and don't happen overnight.

So who are the sheep? That's what I thought.

Whispering Grace
Jul 17th 2008, 04:57 PM
I just hope you people use your brains this election! God gave us a brain for a reason, why don't you start using it! Don't be a sheep....

God gave me a brain big enough to know I'd give myself paper-cuts to the eyeballs before I'd ever vote for Obama! ;)

Whispering Grace
Jul 17th 2008, 04:58 PM
And "Howdy there", EarlyCall! :wave: ;)

EarlyCall
Jul 21st 2008, 04:14 PM
Good to see you again WG :)

EarlyCall
Jul 21st 2008, 04:16 PM
What Mark said about the supreme court. As well, Bush has given more towards helping the needy and the poor than clinton ever did. Did you know that? And yes, it is a fact.

As to abortion? Well, clinton vetoed the bill against partial-birth abortion three times; Bush signed it. Does that answer your question then as to what changed?

Unemployment has been very low and even reached lower levels than at any point under clinton.

The economy until recently has been very, very good. Uh, evidence is the unemployment rate, housing and so on.

Yes, recently the economy has slowed down. The subprime scandel by the way got started under clinton. Yea, that's a fact. It just hadn't blown up in our faces until now. Things take time and don't happen overnight.

So who are the sheep? That's what I thought.

I needed to revisit this and make a correction here. I misread an article. Actually, unemployment hit a low of about 3.9 under clinton and the lowest under Bush was about 4.4.

Just to set the record straight and be honest about it.

DreamWeaver
Aug 1st 2008, 02:53 AM
I side with Republicans.

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holyrokker
Aug 4th 2008, 04:23 AM
Republicans are usually closer to my views on taxes, abortion, and the role of government in public life.

Truthinlove
Sep 13th 2008, 08:44 AM
God gave me a brain big enough to know I'd give myself paper-cuts to the eyeballs before I'd ever vote for Obama! ;)

Lol, that hilarious....love it!

Danny_B
Sep 13th 2008, 12:27 PM
Most American Christians seem to be Republicans, don't they?

lilybetweenthorns
Sep 14th 2008, 01:48 AM
Republicans mostly, though I'm not gung-ho about either.

Lone_Wolf
Sep 15th 2008, 01:28 PM
My politics have definitely moved to the right since I became a Christian - and there are other issues too.

faithfulfriend
Sep 18th 2008, 12:42 PM
I side with neither, therefore I'm Independent I guess you could say.

Both parties are full of corruption, self-interests, and lies. My conscience won't allow me to vote for either candidate for President. After doing thorough research on both, I have come to the conclusion that they are pretty close to being the same on several issues.

Esperanza32
Sep 19th 2008, 03:12 PM
I wish there were a party that was fiscally responsible, considered the environment and all (including unborn human) life valuable, didn't start wars pre-emptively, and cared for the poorest Americans as much as the richest.

I find it very difficult to vote in our two-party system; each party has some aspects I respect and some that I find repulsive. So I pray about my voting decisions and try to choose the candidate who I think best represents what Christ would do. It ends up being about 50:50 Republican:Democrat.

(By the way, I've been in the Netherlands for four months, and I'm amazed that the Dutch are more interested in the upcoming US presidential elections than most Americans are.)

MrAnteater
Sep 19th 2008, 05:00 PM
I have voted Republican the last 20 years and will not change unless they completely abandon their conservative views. Unfortunately, that day might come in my life time.

I would never vote for a Communist, Socialist, or Democrat. They are all more closely related than you might think.

faithfulfriend
Sep 19th 2008, 05:13 PM
I'm a conservative, not a Republican.

I feel there is a difference between the two.

emilybeingemily
Sep 21st 2008, 06:36 PM
I'm quite liberal except when it comes to abortion and gay marriage. I'm registered as a Democrat, but I guess I'm more Independent because I honestly am not fond of either party's candidates.

angelharbor
Oct 2nd 2008, 02:24 AM
Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion - Vote McCain & Palin.

Like emilybeingemily, Abortion and Gay Marriage are my strongest issue against the democrats. But, they are also the most important. A sacrifice needs to be made and it needs to be made for these two issues. We need to STOP ABORTION AND STOP GAY MARRIAGE! VOTE McCAIN & PALIN!!!

Support the candidates and MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! I am selling t-shirts, clothing and campaign items promoting PRO-LIFE and PRO-CHRISTIAN VALUES.

Click here to go to my store ---> http://www.angelharbor.com

God Bless all of you AND... GO OUT AND VOTE THIS NOVEMBER! :P

Christian Values & Christian News -- http://www.christiansurvivor.net

Izdaari
Oct 2nd 2008, 02:47 AM
If those are the only two options, I usually go with Republican. But my sympathies are much more with the Libertarian Party.

faithfulfriend
Oct 2nd 2008, 12:16 PM
Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion - Vote McCain & Palin.

Like emilybeingemily, Abortion and Gay Marriage are my strongest issue against the democrats. But, they are also the most important. A sacrifice needs to be made and it needs to be made for these two issues. We need to STOP ABORTION AND STOP GAY MARRIAGE! VOTE McCAIN & PALIN!!!

Support the candidates and MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! I am selling t-shirts, clothing and campaign items promoting PRO-LIFE and PRO-CHRISTIAN VALUES.

Click here to go to my store ---> http://www.angelharbor.com

God Bless all of you AND... GO OUT AND VOTE THIS NOVEMBER! :P

Christian Values & Christian News -- http://www.christiansurvivor.net

Hate to burst the balloon but McCain has voted pro-abortion in the past, as well as voting against banning gay marriage. He's also voted for gun control in the recent past, so he's not the conservative maverick that he wants you to think he is.

And to top it all off, he voted against a bill making English the official language of the United States.

Diggindeeper
Oct 15th 2008, 04:15 AM
Well, looks like, at least on THIS board, the majority are REPUBLICANS!
Including me...

75% to 25% !!!

dale1257
Oct 15th 2008, 04:46 AM
I am generally a Conservative. For this reason, I am frankly playing the odds by voting Republican. The two are NOT the same.

Tragically, I am also self contradicting. In that, I mean I would like to see a realistic, well planned and executed national health care system. Something we CANNOT do right now as we simply do not have the infastructre in place. But we need to start working on that. On most issues (abortion, etc) I am conservative, however.

The biggest reason that I vote Republican however, is simple. Judges. As I said, I'm playing the odds. There is much greater chance of a Republican nominating judges who judge on merit and constitutionality. Dems are more likely to appoint activist. I do not like the idea of our nation being run by activist judges who deal more with activism and emotion than constitutionality. That formula does not always work, so like I said. I'm playing the odds.

trodder
Oct 18th 2008, 06:07 AM
I'm a conservative, not a Republican.

I feel there is a difference between the two.

I have to agree. Over the last 30 years the Republican party has changed quite a bit, while my conservative beliefs have remained unblemished by political correctness.
That said I will vote Republican in an attempt to keep Obama out of the White House.

David161099
Oct 18th 2008, 06:36 AM
I'm An Australian, and the majority of my country dislikes Bush very much. So yeah, there is no way I would vote republican. I wouldn't vote McCain because his party has stuffed things right up.

The arguement that Bush has given more to charity than other presidents remind sme of this bible lesson from Jesus. (Btw it's not his money)

Mark 12:38-44 (New International Version)

38As he taught, Jesus said, "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted in the marketplaces, 39and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 40They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."

The Widow's Offering

41Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins,[a (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=mark%2012:38-12:44&version=31#fen-NIV-24709a)]worth only a fraction of a penny.[b (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=mark%2012:38-12:44&version=31#fen-NIV-24709b)] 43Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on."

danielh41
Oct 27th 2008, 04:17 PM
I side with the Republicans on a lot of issues, but the GOP has gone a little too far from the right, especially by nominating McCain for President. I've been listening to some of the conference calls of the new America's Independent Party lately, and they are much more in line with my thinking on most issues.

longtooth
Nov 8th 2008, 02:39 AM
I still side w/ the Republicans on most issues. I will never side w/ a Socialist.

MrAnteater
Nov 21st 2008, 04:14 PM
The Democrats stand for everything I oppose morally or politically:

1) Abortion
2) Gay marriage (or "Civil unions" - cheap semantics trick)
3) Removal of God from the public square
4) Gun control
5) High taxes
6) Global Warming (lie)
7) Affirmative action (reverse racism)

I could keep on going.....