Have you ever changed your political party affiliation? (UserQ)
Sorry, eradicator, you might like to believe that, but ... sorry.
The center if the public shifted right in the past few decades.
Only the GOP went extremist.
I've never changed party. I'm a conservative, but have never been a Republican.
Interesting idea, veritas. It does seem that the parties are more polarized than I can remember them ever being.
So here's what's happening:
People used to affiliate with one of the two parties, but extremist ends of them came to dominate the parties' ideology, so supporters left their party to become independent, ashamed of what their party had become…
Am I right?
overt in nc I am now an independent. The modern republican part has become a caricature of it's former self with nonsense economic policies. lobbyists have the party hostage. personally I would love to see huntsman get the nod although that won't happen. He is the only centrist on the slate.
I call myself a conservative. I'm listed as a republican, but I do not agree with everything the republican party does.
I used to be a Republican. I am now an independent who is more likely to vote for a Republican than a Democrat.
He always seemed to like people, even if not their beliefs.
I think Reagan's greatest strength came from embracing not as much Democrat or Republican values, but American values. Naturally Republicans loved him and still do. But it seems today's Democrats dislike him more than the Democrats of his day.
I wouldn't say changed affiliation but fine tuned my beliefs. I was a Republican before college and came out a Libertarian. Don't Tread On Me!
However, I try not to let my political views blind me to other opinions. I'm more open minded and less arrogant than you may picture a Republican to be.
I still consider myself Republican, but I've been leaning closer to the middle of the spectrum. So yes.
Hate Clinton. Voted for Obama in our primary
we need more than two pathetic options.
I grew up fairly liberal until I gained common sense and tasted reality.
I have switched frequently. I sign up for whichever party is holding the most contentious caucus that year. I will be switching to republican before the Iowa Caucus. Although I learn dem, I want to be a part of choosing the best nominee for either party.
wouldn't commit to either party. politicians have only been out for power the last century.
Not a dumb comment if it's true. Reagan was originally a Dem, you know? He was also governor of the state I lived in at the time. Trust me. He's not the kind of conservative he's made out to be, today. Craziest case of revisionism I've ever seen.
I don't agree with any party. Utopia citizen reporting in
weryyio: and dumbest comment goes to.......
I was more conservative when I was younger and tended to vote Republican. Now, the current Republicans and conservatives aren't the same. Now I'm liberal and Democrat and happy for it. Personally, I think Reagan would switch back to Democrat if he saw today's GOP.
grew up with democratic parents in a very red state. today a republican in a very blue state. apparently I have problems in the majority. :)
Democrat born and raised, always.
Still don't really agree with republicans but switched from dem to rep after the California budget cuts made me lose my job. At least reps are up front about planning to cut education. I'm sure the republican party thanks you for the extra vote Gov. Brown.
I was a democrat in college, then I got a job working with child social services. After a few years dealing with govt funded social programs I became a republican. A few years later I left social services to become a stay at home dad and now I'm a Voluntaryist.
@topgun: LMAO; I went Republican to independent, Dem's are too soft, Repub's failed me for too long
Never changed but to be fair I'm 23.
johnf: Who are you going to turn to now?
lol @moo4200 I feel the same way
I was a die hard republican until the neo conservatives in congress and GWB disgraced the party's proud legacy by running up record deficits between 2000 and 2008 and turned their back on rationality on foreign and environmental policies.
I used to be a democrat... Then my balls dropped.
Person1280- lol Cute!! :)
nope and I think that is a reasonable answer for me because of the fact that I am only 12 years old
Dogmatic thinking is always dangerous, in any circumstance.. I've come close to joining the green party, but mostly because I'd like for there to be a plethora of options if we are to have a party system at all. The world is not so black and white as some believe.
I can tell you one thing, I will never ever ever ever be a republican
Ever ever ever
I vote for whoever I think is better for the time, which typically is the better if two evils. I refuse to vote strictly on party because it depends on the person and the circumstances surrounding the election. I also research their campaign contributions to see through the jingoism.
Don't identify with either, both are mad. I'm for what's best for the whole in the long term as opposed to short term personal gains... Guess that would make me a socialist freak?
I'm always suprised so many people choose one party or another. It's seriously unlikely that you agree with everything one party stands for, so why not be independent?
I got annoyed with the rinos (republicans in name only) so I became independent. But I'm still conservative. :)
Yes. Grew up republican, but I don't like the party system. Neither group fits me well, although I do lean closer to republican.
Democrat to Republican
@paco - your memory must only be long term as the short term memory seems to be failing you.
Was republican but went to independent. The dumbest thing I ever heard was "I like Reagan more, but I'm nit going to vote for him because I'm a democrat." I'm an independent thinker so therefore I went independent.
Yes several times,depending on who's running at the time.
I have a memory so never ratpublican !!!
I have a memory so never ratpublican !!
I stay dem but I would vote across lines if I felt strongly about the candidate.