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Spike89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 03:56 PM
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51. uncomfortable/unwilling/unable to defend their party
Of course, during the later parts of the Bushco years, that was mainly republicans. During a democratic administration, you're likely to see a rise in the number of democrats using that dodge. It isn't always about "lying" my experience it is about not wanting to be identified with the current "hot" topic and perhaps have to discuss that topic. For instance, during Clinton's administration, I know people that avowed "independence" just because they didn't want to talk about blow jobs. I know a lot of liberals on this board have mixed feelings about identifying with the Democratic party.
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  -In your personal experience, people who self-identify as "politically independent" are... Orrex  Jun-09-10 09:41 AM   #0 
  - who i am and how i vote are two different things. depends if you are saying how do you vote  seabeyond   Jun-09-10 09:43 AM   #1 
  - you left out: Are most likely to feel disenfranchised by the 2 party system  Lost4words   Jun-09-10 09:44 AM   #2 
  - +1,000,000 n/t  Coyote_Bandit   Jun-09-10 09:44 AM   #3 
  - If only I'd included some sort of "Other (Please specify)" category...  Orrex   Jun-09-10 09:49 AM   #11 
  - But you did! And I did specify! But I think it deserved its own line rather than other  Lost4words   Jun-09-10 10:02 AM   #21 
     - A little snarkiness, maybe.  Orrex   Jun-09-10 10:44 AM   #27 
  - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 1,000  Scuba   Jun-09-10 10:57 AM   #30 
  - "Ignore what they say, watch what they do".  Greyhound   Jun-09-10 11:05 AM   #34 
  - I will go with this post  Angry Dragon   Jun-09-10 11:45 AM   #42 
  - used to be that they tended to be liberal IMHO  rurallib   Jun-09-10 09:44 AM   #4 
  - My opinion is the same as yours...  vi5   Jun-09-10 09:45 AM   #5 
  - I agree with you  Love Bug   Jun-09-10 09:46 AM   #6 
  - I have a friend who's a lifelong Conservative, but he insists that he didn't support Bush  Orrex   Jun-09-10 09:53 AM   #16 
  - Three categories  zipplewrath   Jun-09-10 09:47 AM   #7 
  - I think it might be your sample size -- I've known "independents" of all stripes  fishwax   Jun-09-10 09:47 AM   #8 
  - I'm politically Independent but vote Democrat most of the time  pipi_k   Jun-09-10 09:48 AM   #9 
  - I used small-i independent on purpose, though  Orrex   Jun-09-10 09:52 AM   #14 
  - Yep, I had that distinction in mind as I was replying  pipi_k   Jun-09-10 10:10 AM   #23 
  - We are too  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-09-10 11:31 AM   #39 
  - It has been my experience,  old guy   Jun-09-10 09:48 AM   #10 
  - I register as "undeclared" because I don't want anybody to take my vote for granted  HughMoran   Jun-09-10 09:50 AM   #12 
  - are ... Republicans  TexasObserver   Jun-09-10 09:51 AM   #13 
  - I voted 'other' for the reason stated in response #2....  proudohioan   Jun-09-10 09:53 AM   #15 
  - All right, but how do you generally vote?  Orrex   Jun-09-10 09:55 AM   #17 
     - I started gravitating to a different left party about 11 years ago.  proudohioan   Jun-09-10 10:32 AM   #25 
  - Other: Generalizations are most often incorrect.  MineralMan   Jun-09-10 09:55 AM   #18 
  - Registered NPA here.  Dappleganger   Jun-09-10 10:00 AM   #19 
  - Many here will say "con" as a means of enforcing the notion that one should only vote Dem  Echo In Light   Jun-09-10 10:00 AM   #20 
  - other: assholes  AngryAmish   Jun-09-10 10:03 AM   #22 
  - I voted other..  disillusioned73   Jun-09-10 10:29 AM   #24 
  - They are most likely Republicans who fashion themselves as  izzybeans   Jun-09-10 10:43 AM   #26 
  - Uninformed /nt  jberryhill   Jun-09-10 10:51 AM   #28 
  - this has become more true over the years  dem mba   Jun-09-10 10:52 AM   #29 
  - Was a die hard, yellow dog Dem  Carolina   Jun-09-10 11:02 AM   #31 
  - embarrassed republicans. n/t  nyc 4 Biden   Jun-09-10 11:04 AM   #32 
  - The independent I know generally distrust politicians and political parties  ctaylors6   Jun-09-10 11:05 AM   #33 
  - other: apolitical or apathetic  mimitabby   Jun-09-10 11:07 AM   #35 
  - See, that's so odd. My experience is the exact opposite  Echo In Light   Jun-09-10 11:35 AM   #40 
  - I picked other...  one_voice   Jun-09-10 11:14 AM   #36 
  - Conservative, and ashamed to admit it  KamaAina   Jun-09-10 11:27 AM   #37 
  - All the people I know who self-identify as "politically independent" are huge Lou Dobbs fans  NNN0LHI   Jun-09-10 11:28 AM   #38 
  - Many are Vote The Bastard Out-ers  leftstreet   Jun-09-10 11:35 AM   #41 
  - Either conservatives...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-09-10 11:46 AM   #43 
  - I say I'm independent because I think it makes my views...  Green_Lantern   Jun-09-10 12:22 PM   #44 
  - I am now an independant  Tailormyst   Jun-09-10 12:30 PM   #45 
  - Socially liberal, fiscally responsible = independent  ItNerd4life   Jun-09-10 12:31 PM   #46 
  - "spending whores" - now there's a phrase  jberryhill   Jun-09-10 07:36 PM   #53 
  - Other: Dumb as a thousand boxes of rocks  MattBaggins   Jun-09-10 12:32 PM   #47 
  - I concur with the majority.  Laelth   Jun-09-10 01:10 PM   #48 
  - I don't know the politics of the great majority of people I am acquainted with  Kaleva   Jun-09-10 01:36 PM   #49 
  - In the Bay Area, since it is heavily Democratic...  Ardent15   Jun-09-10 01:38 PM   #50 
  - uncomfortable/unwilling/unable to defend their party  Spike89   Jun-09-10 03:56 PM   #51 
  - It's a way for Republicans not to have to carry their party's baggage.  dorkulon   Jun-09-10 03:58 PM   #52 

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