So having "principles" means I can never NOT vote GOP???

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    Saw the trend of responses to me this week. Apparantely, the GOP gives a standard issue set of opinions. Issued to every right winger, from which he or she will never falter. Never question. Never EVER publicly denounce. That no matter what happens in politics, if it is being done or suggested by a GOP/Tea Party candidate, one must agree with it or silently shut the fuck up. And God forbid entertain the idea of making these TP candidates EARN my vote....or if not....vote against them.

    My principles are fairly simple. Politicians are elected representatives. Root word REPRESENT.

    People hammer them all the time for flip flopping. Saying one thing one day, then doing another. WHY? If their job is to be a sole voice of the whole, what if the whole tends to change their minds? What if the mayor of Anytown, USA represents his people who want a smoking ban. And he says he supports it. Then, over a couple years, over 50% of the citizens in that town change their mind. HIS job is to represent that view of the people.


    So, is it possible that a candidate or movement, like the Tea Party, at one point represented MY views? Yes. And is it possible that the movement or it's candidates, over a few years, evolved and it's views and stands became less and less a mirror of mine? Yes.

    I've changed a bit. So has the GOP, Tea Party and right wing in general.

    My principles are NOT that I'll vote for the Red Team no matter what. YOU should also not allow yourself to just be issued a set of morals by a party, and follow them no matter what. If you find that your party or voting tendency no longer fits what you believe in, vote for what does, or vote in protest against it to send a message.

    But being a robot is hardly principled.
     
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    You are a dick.
     
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    Oh goody BucMcCrist came back to poke us.. how great thou art.
     
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    I still don't get it, how can you support democrats and reject republicans for the same thing?
     
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    Never not.

    Did he mean "must?"

    The answer, of course, is "no." Even with your dubious "principles," you are still permitted to vote any way you wish.

    What is doubted is the premise.
     
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    What the Hell have I missed while working overtime?
     
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    I don't get it why reject the GOP and support the democrats for the very reason you rejected the GOP. There is more to this than buc is telling us.
     
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    I think he's an attention whore. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Then how can he be "principled" as whores generally don't have too many principals unless they are near schools?
     

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