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View Poll Results: How do folks in Alaska feel about Gov. Palin
I support Gov Palin. Voting McCain in 2008 32 42.11%
I do not support Gov. Palin. Voting Obama in 2008 29 38.16%
Both equally bad, were Doomed 15 19.74%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-22-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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Live and let live is liberal, as I am a liberal Republican (an oxymoron in today's parlance). A conservative is, by definition, opposed to change in any form. As in, conservative Republicans are opposed to any God but their own.

Of course, these are definitions that are probably outmoded by today's standards. Being a liberal Republican means I should become a conservative Democrat (another oxymoron in today's terms). There were (once upon a time) such critters as conservatives on both sides of the aisle, and liberals, too, populated both parties. Now, if you are a republican, you are supposed to oppose stem cell research and be an evangelical to be part of the party elect.

Democrats had their conservatives, fighting to maintain what they thought the intent of the constitution was supposed to be, and some of those opposed Roe v. Wade. The lines seem to be drawn a lot tighter, and few seem to be inclined to step outside of the party elites' rigorous rhetoric.

If you're this (D or R), you have to espouse that. No room for people to debate pros and cons of differing opinions within a party's lines. What a loss.

There was a point in our history, when Dems were considered conservative, and Reps were considered to be quite radical. It might happen again if people in office represented their constituents as they said they would. Campaign promises actually MEANT something.

 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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Very well said JavaPhil...tried to rep you but it wouldn't let me.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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Who, then, are the liberals here?
 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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Not trying to call people out but what I have seen so far here are you, Captain Crunch, Siouxcia, Xa'at, Granny, lyoness, that is all I can think of at the moment.

Again if I'm wrong I'm wrong and I'm not too big to admit that, but this is my opinion in what I have seen in their post. And I mean nothing against them by saying I think they are liberal. People have a right to think what they want...this is America...land of the "free". I have NO problem agreeing or disagreeing with people politically. I actually think it would be boring if we all agreed on everything. We need people of different opinions to keep us on our toes so to say. And change can be very good no matter who is bringing it about Republican or Democrat!!!

My main issue with the Democratic party is on the conservative issues of woman, research and church.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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oooh.. ooooh... pick me! Miss Metlakatla, pick me!!!! I'm a liberal!

I am, too, for a Lowlife Republican. My party has shamed me for a decade.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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Who, then, are the liberals here?
I guess I am, but then I'm not 'here' any more.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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There you go they are coming out of the closet now for proper identification...LOL
 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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And what makes me a liberal? Is it my opinion on pro/life/pro/choice? Or the simple fact that I feel that a woman who believes that the earth is only 6000 years old is not vice presidential material? What religion am I, by the way?
 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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And what makes me a liberal? Is it my opinion on pro/life/pro/choice? Or the simple fact that I feel that a woman who believes that the earth is only 6000 years old is not vice presidential material? What religion am I, by the way?
I always thought that monk who counted all the begats and came up with Adam being created in 4000-whatever it was BC, could have used his time a lot more wisely.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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A closet liberal? Moi? Jon Daily and Steven Colbert are almost mandatory in my house and my two oldest have told me they're going to vote Democrat this year. Shock! Not really. I'm glad they have minds of their own, and I didn't raise a herd of sheep. I have told them (since they asked) that I don't know who I'll vote for.
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