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US Politics and MMORPGers

I'm very curious to know the general political stance of this community.  I'm definitely not looking for any intense discussion, but just wondering what a snapshot looks like.  And yes, this is far more complex than can be captured in a simple poll, but it should be interesting nonetheless.

 

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  • CleffyIICleffyII Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 3,440

    If George Washington ran for president today(and was alive and well).  He would lose, and people would blame him for taking away democrat votes.

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  • olddaddyolddaddy Member Posts: 3,356

    Actually, I'm kinda mixed. I like a Democratic President with a Republican Congress, or a Republican President with a Democratic Congress, so that they fight for 4 years and never accomplish anything.

    Seems to me that the country always does rather well when nothing happens in Washington DC........

     

  • DCTitanDCTitan Member Posts: 88

    Even though I have a tendency to vote Republican, I consider myself more of an Independent.  If the Republican Party was much more aligned with the Paleoconservative agenda then I'd probably consider myself a Republican.  However, the Neocons run the Republican Party so sometimes I'll vote for a Moderate Dem (has to be very moderate)...just depends. 

  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657

    This poll assumes the everyone who replies will be from the U.S.A.  This is an international community.  Not a good poll.

    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • XeximaXexima Member UncommonPosts: 2,697
    Originally posted by grunty


    This poll assumes the everyone who replies will be from the U.S.A.  Not a good poll.

    Pfft, we all know that Europeans don't matter.  The only thing that is important is what is happening in the US of A.

  • 8hammer88hammer8 Member Posts: 1,812

    Originally posted by grunty


    This poll assumes the everyone who replies will be from the U.S.A.  This is an international community.  Not a good poll.

    Agreed, also it assumes people vote only party lines.

    I vote for the best candidate available...be they Dem or Rep or Ind.

    "It is easier to be cruel than wise. The road to wisdom is long and difficult... so most people just turn out to be assholes" Feng (Christopher Walken)

  • bluberryhazebluberryhaze Member Posts: 1,702

    can't vote. there is no conservative/ constitutionalist option.

     

    guess ill vote republican.

    -I will subtlety invade your psyche-

  • bluberryhazebluberryhaze Member Posts: 1,702

    BS.

     

    most independents are closet democrats attempting to appear neutral.

     

    -I will subtlety invade your psyche-

  • GodliestGodliest Member Posts: 3,486

    I would vote if it wasn't for the fact that I'm from Sweden and I don't really know which side in USA represents which side in Sweden.

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  • Cabe2323Cabe2323 Member Posts: 2,939

    Originally posted by Godliest


    I would vote if it wasn't for the fact that I'm from Sweden and I don't really know which side in USA represents which side in Sweden.
    Basically:

     

    Democrats are more liberal and/or socialist

    Republicans are more Conservative and/or capitalist

    Independant is open to interpertation and came mean many things. 

     

    Personally im a registered Republican and have been my whole life but this election is the first time I voted for a registered republican (Ron Paul).  Prior to that I voted for Ralph Nader in the last two elections.  So I consider myself to be an independant even though im a registered Republican.  (I stay registered because I live in a closed primary state and can not vote in the primary unless I am a member of that party).  My beliefs though are guided by a more strict usage of the Constitution. 

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  • HYPERI0NHYPERI0N Member Posts: 3,515
    Originally posted by Cabe2323


     
    Originally posted by Godliest


    I would vote if it wasn't for the fact that I'm from Sweden and I don't really know which side in USA represents which side in Sweden.
    Basically:

     

     

    Democrats are more liberal and/or socialist

    Republicans are more Conservative and/or capitalist

    Independant is open to interpertation and came mean many things. 

     

    Personally im a registered Republican and have been my whole life but this election is the first time I voted for a registered republican (Ron Paul).  Prior to that I voted for Ralph Nader in the last two elections.  So I consider myself to be an independant even though im a registered Republican.  (I stay registered because I live in a closed primary state and can not vote in the primary unless I am a member of that party).  My beliefs though are guided by a more strict usage of the Constitution. 

    Yea but the terms Liberal/Socialist/Conservative and Capitalist can mean many things depending on whether it leans to the left or right and depending on what leaning means in your country.

     

    I find this bit a bit undemocratic? how does it work for i thought America was a Democratic country where you could vote for whoever you wanted with no discrimination?

    Another great example of Moore's Law. Give people access to that much space (developers and users alike) and they'll find uses for it that you can never imagine. "640K ought to be enough for anybody" - Bill Gates 1981

  • CzzarreCzzarre Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 3,742

    I cannot see me ever voting republican again. HOwever, I just do not like the idea of having one party in control of every branch of governmet. Yet if one party controls one branch and another the others..there is total gridlock.

    Is Helping your party more important than helping your country?

    Torrential

  • CactusmanXCactusmanX Member Posts: 2,218

    Don't vote,

    I am what you might call an anarcho-capitalist.

    Voting is a corrupt system, I don't believe in or respect the concept of authority, everyone is sovereign over themselves and no one has a right to try to govern them or infringe upon their rights.

    It isn't like you vote for the destruction of the goverment anyway.

    Don't you worry little buddy. You're dealing with a man of honor. However, honor requires a higher percentage of profit

  • CactusmanXCactusmanX Member Posts: 2,218

    Originally posted by HYPERI0N
    I find this bit a bit undemocratic? how does it work for i thought America was a Democratic country where you could vote for whoever you wanted with no discrimination?

    No we are not really democratic, you are only allowed to vote for the Republocrats.  Technically you can vote for whomever you want, but Republocrats are the only ones that ever win, going third party or doing a write in is pointless.

    To vote in primaries you have to be in that party, unless you are independant, then you can pick.

    Some states, like mine will not allow third party canidates on the ballot without a lengthy process, which I might add the Republocrats do not have to go through.

    It is unconstitutional.

    Don't you worry little buddy. You're dealing with a man of honor. However, honor requires a higher percentage of profit

  • CzzarreCzzarre Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 3,742

    Originally posted by CactusmanX


    Don't vote,
    I am what you might call an anarcho-capitalist.
    Voting is a corrupt system, I don't believe in or respect the concept of authority, everyone is sovereign over themselves and no one has a right to try to govern them or infringe upon their rights.
    It isn't like you vote for the destruction of the goverment anyway.
    The problem with not voting is that is exactly what they want. Thats why negative campaign adds and mudslinging work so well and are used so much. Such 'crap' being thrown down your throat suppresses your desire to even go out and cast your ballot ..by doing so the candidates ensure that thier voters (the ones they enlist) will represent a larger percentage ..and they slide the mud to victory.

    Torrential

  • CactusmanXCactusmanX Member Posts: 2,218

    Yeah, but there is no one I want to vote for, the lesser of two evils is still evil.  And in my opinion if I vote in elections I am just saying that I am happy with the way things are.  I think if more people didn't vote and just boycotted elections they would be forces to change.

    Don't you worry little buddy. You're dealing with a man of honor. However, honor requires a higher percentage of profit

  • PraetorianiPraetoriani Member Posts: 1,147

    I find it funny how in US Politics, liberals are usually democrat socialists. Whereas in the rest of the world, liberals are capitalists.

  • GodliestGodliest Member Posts: 3,486

    According to the information given above regarding Republicans and Democrats my vote went for a democrats as they seem more close the the politic I prefer.

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  • HYPERI0NHYPERI0N Member Posts: 3,515
    Originally posted by CactusmanX


     
    Originally posted by HYPERI0N
    I find this bit a bit undemocratic? how does it work for i thought America was a Democratic country where you could vote for whoever you wanted with no discrimination?

     

    No we are not really democratic, you are only allowed to vote for the Republocrats.  Technically you can vote for whomever you want, but Republocrats are the only ones that ever win, going third party or doing a write in is pointless.

    To vote in primaries you have to be in that party, unless you are independant, then you can pick.

    Some states, like mine will not allow third party canidates on the ballot without a lengthy process, which I might add the Republocrats do not have to go through.

    It is unconstitutional.

    Well im gladi live in the UK then

    Another great example of Moore's Law. Give people access to that much space (developers and users alike) and they'll find uses for it that you can never imagine. "640K ought to be enough for anybody" - Bill Gates 1981

  • garbonzogarbonzo Member Posts: 260
    Originally posted by 8hammer8


     
    Originally posted by grunty


    This poll assumes the everyone who replies will be from the U.S.A.  This is an international community.  Not a good poll.

     

    Agreed, also it assumes people vote only party lines.

    I vote for the best candidate available...be they Dem or Rep or Ind.

    What internet site isn't international?  I did say US politics (see title) - seems pretty clear.  Is it offensive to talk about French politics in Florida?  Of course not.  And I gave a disclaimer about oversimpification.  I could have written 3 pages to define the "terms of participation" but the point was a quick and dirty survey.  I didn't say anything about who you vote for.  If you vote for any candidate regardless of party, then choose independent.

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