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Curious to know the political leanings of those who frequent the S/P forum

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by RMTactical, Jun 22, 2012.


  1. RMTactical

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    I grew up a hardcore republican, however, as I have aged, I have constantly found myself at odds with many GOP leaders.

    GWB was a huge disappointment of a POTUS for me. However, I do find it interesting that BHO has been so similar in many regards (granted, worse, yet still similar, particularly in the way of wars and spending).

    I have little faith that Romney (or any other of those who were in serious contention for the GOP candidacy) will make large strides in the right direction.

    I am in a political limbo right now. I am a registered republican, but I find myself more in line with many libertarians out there.

    The more I feel like I learn about the world and politics, the less I feel I really know. I have never been one for conspiracy theories, and the nuts like Alex Jones make me cringe. I don't think everything is a conspiracy (like I don't think the govt was in on 9/11) although I do think the politicians capitalize on things such as 9/11 in order to force unconstitutional legislation such as the patriot act. I am convinced the POTUS (regardless of who he is) is a puppet. I don't know if congress is truly as stupid as they seem, continually spending money we don't have.

    Bottom line, I don't know much, but I do believe we are being forced down a path of financial ruin and increasingly being scared into giving away our freedoms for "security".

    This is why I prep.

    I fear for our country's future, and I don't trust 99% of the politicians out there.

    I don't know who to vote for in November. Romney is only slightly less worse than Obama and RP probably won't be running.
     

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  2. Wil Ufgood

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    I think she would've been great.

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  3. DoctaGlockta

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  4. Wil Ufgood

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  5. cyrsequipment

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    I consider myself conservative. I mostly agree with the Republican party but I strongly disagree with them on several important issues so I refuse to register Republican. I used to lean towards Libertarian myself but then I read their position on illegal immigration and it sounded so stupid that I gave up on them rather quickly.

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  6. DoctaGlockta

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  7. AK_Stick

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    I hate both parties.


    I agree more with the Republicans but they're far from blameless.
     
  8. thesurefire

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    Personally I hate both parties about equally. Both sides are liars, crooks, criminals, and generally scum.

    Picking one is like deciding which eye to you'd rather lose.
     
  9. kirgi08

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    Good thread.I'm classical Libertarian...............

    I don't care what folk do,If it effects me and mine then I do.If not,enjoy.'08.
     
  10. UneasyRider

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    This sums it up nicely for me too.

    As for the OP he is right we have passed the PONR and we will have consequences to pay and no matter how they campaign when they get elected they are faced with the same decision, pull the plug or kick the can down the road.
     
  11. Aceman

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    I am a man in search of a party. I am officially OUT of any Repub/Dem dealings. Ever.

    At the end of the day I'm a pragmatist/realist. At the end of the day, there are goals problems and solutions. When your philosophies get in the way of doing the right thing, or cause so much dispute as to impede progress, get out of the way. Unfortunately, they won't do that...

    I'd say I'm probably mostly libertarian at heart - but I don't know enough to make a commitment there.

    As a gun forum, Republican/Conservatism runs rampant here. But I think that as a prepper - in general - we very much recognize all the shortcomings of the government as an entity regardless of affiliation.

    At the end of the day, we all know that Congress is going to save their own @$$ before yours, regardless of the party, and then they will both argue about whose fault it was so many of us died.
     
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  12. quake

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    Social issues, libertarian; because it not only seems logical, but respectful of others. It's also what Jesus did as far as I can tell. Constantly dealing with whores & scumbags, yet he never once threatened to imprison them or take away their property. Works for me.

    Fiscal/monetary issues, conservative; because that seems like the only honest way to acknowledge long-term mathematical realities.

    Not overly fond of either party anymore. But a 3rd-party presidential candidate isn't yet a realistic, viable option - hopefully soon will be - but as of right now, it's not. Maybe after we get some decent third-party candidates in congress, a presidential candidate might be a possibility, but not yet imo.

    That given, that leaves the only viable options to be a choice between having a retarded dog on the school playground or a rabid dog on the school playground. Don't like or want either one, but of the two, retarded is at least less directly dangerous.
     
  13. thetoastmaster

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    Every four years I register Republican to vote in Utah's closed primary; and a week after every one of those primaries, I change back to "unaffiliated".

    A pox on both of their houses. If they all broke out in a rash of sphincters and defecated themselves to death, well, I'd lose no sleep over it.
     
  14. Akita

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    Libertarian with a mean streak.

    Gov needs to defend our shores and ensure a level playing field in all things. (with severe punishments for those that wont play right). And everybody needs to leave everybody else the F alone. My rights end where yours begin and vice versa.
     
  15. coastal4974

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    The Pub club left me years ago and I realized I’m really Libertarian.

    Unfortunately unless we can infiltrate and take over the Pub club as the Marxist have done with the Dems, we won’t be seeing a Libertarian leaning gubmint. These two clubs will continue to rape and pillage our country till there is nothing left.
     
  16. F350

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    Socially I lean Libertarian

    Fiscally I lean to right of Scrooge

    Internationally I lean to the right of Genghis Khan
     
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    He may be almost as bad as Obama in some areas (hey, they're all politicians) but come on are you kidding me? Romney ain't a Socialist/Communist out to destroy everything he hates about this country (which is most of it).
     
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  18. AK_Stick

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    unfortunately, at this time in our country, a vote for anyone other than the Dem, or Rep candidate, is nothing more than a vote thrown away.
     
  19. DoctaGlockta

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    I'm pretty much aPolitical.

    At this point we are far beyond a political solution to our problems.

    System needs a reset.
     
  20. thetoastmaster

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    At worst a vote for a third party candidate is the same as staying home, nothing worse than that; so if you're so mad that you're planning on staying home anyway, may as well vote your conscience.

    At any rate, I've said my piece. This is the S&P forum. I don't want it to take the taint of the political forum. :puking::puking::puking: