Partisan Politics - The Question is Why

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    For seven years, Rasmussen has been tracking voter registration data, and it is getting interesting. In this thread, could we keep schoolyard taunts and frontal assaults to a minimum and discuss:

    1. Why do you or anybody register with a particular political party, and/or

    2. Is the slowly but surely rising numbers of the unaffiliated going to be a significant factor in the coming elections?

    Rasmussen notes that both the Democrats and Republican registrations have declined over the last several months so that there are now slightly more unaffiliated voters than there are those registered as Republicans and the unaffiliated are closing in on the Democrats too. As the GOP has lost somewhat more voters than the Democrats have, we can assume that it is possible that the unaffiliateds are also probably becoming somewhat more conservative.

    What do you think this means?
     
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    I hope it means the american people are waking up to the fact that patisanship is part of the mechanism used by our so-called leaders to contrl the electorate.
    Even George Washington warned us about partisanship.
     
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    The more people learn to think for themselves and stop voting the party line, the better off we will ALL be!
     
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    Good points guys. So. . .

    If we do chunk the party lines and more people vote independent, how do you think that will affect the 2010 and 2012 elections?
     
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    Independent is also a party.
     
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    The incumbents SHOULD lose their seats. However, until our government gets away from the two party system, AND until it doesn't cost MILLIONS of dollars to get elected, I don't see the Republicans or Democrats changing their tactics much.
     
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    In a lot of states, you have have to be registered to one party or another to be able to vote in their primaries.

    -TSO
     
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    My state of Virginia is one of those states.....
     
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    So is KY and Independent is a party affiliation here.

    but primaries are strictly a party thing and should not be financed by the govt.
     
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    I'm an Indi and I lean right. I have an Indi friend who leans left. But as an Independent I pay more attention to the person, not the party. If I llike someone who's running for office then that person will get my vote. Don't care if its a Dem or a Rep. If his message is one that I can support, he gets my vote.

    This party shit just stinks. Anyone who votes for someone just because he's a Rep or a Dem is just foolish in my opinion. What does the candidate stand for, thats more important in my eyes.
     

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