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BIGBENFASTWILLIE
05-03-2009, 02:37 PM
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/fewer-than-one-in-four-identify-as-republican-2009-04-29.html

Looks like the numbers are dropping for the Reps and increasing for the Dems?:tt02:
But I have a feeling that many reps were just embarassed with Bush and will not admit they voted for him:laughing:

Okay, seriously though.... How many of you out there vote for the party and not the person?

I am Dem. and would vote for anyone that I liked based on the individual, not the party and deffiently not what the so called "news stations" tell people to think :wave:

fansince'76
05-03-2009, 03:58 PM
Why is this in the Blast Furnace? :noidea:

HometownGal
05-03-2009, 03:58 PM
BBFW - Would you please stop putting these political threads in the Blast Furnace??? :banging: If Gary and I see the thread taking a bad turn, we'll either lock it, delete it or move it.

Thank you.

HometownGal
05-03-2009, 04:21 PM
But I have a feeling that many reps were just embarassed with Bush and will not admit they voted for him:laughing:

Okay, seriously though.... How many of you out there vote for the party and not the person?



I will PROUDLY admit that I voted for GWB in 2004 (though I voted for Al Gorey in 2000 :doh:) and I'm not embarrassed in the least. I will also freely admit that if he were able to run again for President, I would vote for him again, as would many other GOP'ers and yes - some Demos who, of course, would rather have their winkies hacked off than admit the same. Everyone has different priorities when it comes to why they back and vote for a candidate and my top priority is national security. I strongly believed that my family, those I love and this country were safe from terrorism and harm while GWB was at the helm. I can't say the same for our current President for a whole lot of reasons, but especially in light of his recent damning comments against America. :mad: He should be ashamed.

I've always voted candidate and not party. I was a Demo for over 25 years and during that time, I voted for many GOP candidates, including those running in local elections. Now that I am a proud member of the Republican party, I still vote candidate and whether my personal platform aligns with a particular candidate or not largely determines who I vote for. Our current County Executive is a Demo and is rumored to be considering running for Governor when Eddie The Hut's 2nd term is up next year. who I would back and vote for in a nanosecond. There are also local primaries coming up very soon and I am backing 3 Demos for borough council, as well as the Demo candidate for Mayor.

Shoes
05-03-2009, 04:56 PM
I've been voting Rep since R. Reagan but have voted for Demos in other elections. I grew up just southwest of Pittsburgh and everyone I knew was a Demo....but only because Dad was and grandpa was and his grandpa was....... Talk about sheepherder's!

I'm not in the least ashamed to say I voted for GWB. After 911 he made it his top priority to keep this country safe and he did that.

St33lersguy
05-03-2009, 05:02 PM
Republican for life!!

xfl2001fan
05-03-2009, 05:14 PM
It's none of your business how I vote or why. You are just baiting people. There is no other purpose for this thread.

silver & black
05-03-2009, 05:49 PM
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/fewer-than-one-in-four-identify-as-republican-2009-04-29.html

Looks like the numbers are dropping for the Reps and increasing for the Dems?:tt02:
But I have a feeling that many reps were just embarassed with Bush and will not admit they voted for him:laughing:

Okay, seriously though.... How many of you out there vote for the party and not the person?

I am Dem. and would vote for anyone that I liked based on the individual, not the party and deffiently not what the so called "news stations" tell people to think :wave:

I'm a registered Independent. I voted for Bush twice. I never vote for a party, but I do subscribe more to Republican/Conservative principles. Having said that... I think all politicians suck!

Steelman16
05-03-2009, 06:09 PM
It's none of your business how I vote or why. You are just baiting people. There is no other purpose for this thread.

My sentiments exactly. :drink:

SteelCityMan786
05-03-2009, 07:20 PM
I plan on registering Republican when I turn 18 and I will be eligible in the fall to vote for the first time. This year my school disrict's school board is up for Re-election and I plan to vote for 3 Republicans. I am not voting for them because of the fact they're in my party. I am voting for them because I know when I graduate, I know they're going to give a crap about the students. The number one issue to me when it comes to schools above all the academics, is safety. I know the 3 I plan to vote for are going to do a fantastic job should they make the fall ballot.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
05-03-2009, 07:23 PM
It's none of your business how I vote or why. You are just baiting people. There is no other purpose for this thread.

No need to take offense here.... Its simply a question on if you vote for party or candidate. If you fell this is baiting people you have to option not to post on this thread!:banging:

xfl2001fan
05-03-2009, 07:37 PM
No need to take offense here.... Its simply a question on if you vote for party or candidate. If you fell this is baiting people you have to option not to post on this thread!:banging:

When you ask someone to discuss something, you should know why some of us don't discuss it...and you should always expect a discussion.

There is an air of superiority feel to your post...as if you are ready to pounce on someone dumb enough to say that they go straight party line...and since many of your posts are very liberal, it really feels like you are just sitting there with your hands held up like a praying mantis waiting for someone to say straight republican.

Especially when the first portion of your post lends one to believe that republicans are wrong for voting for Bush...or have reason to be ashamed.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
05-03-2009, 07:49 PM
:drink:

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
05-03-2009, 07:52 PM
When you ask someone to discuss something, you should know why some of us don't discuss it...and you should always expect a discussion.

There is an air of superiority feel to your post...as if you are ready to pounce on someone dumb enough to say that they go straight party line...and since many of your posts are very liberal, it really feels like you are just sitting there with your hands held up like a praying mantis waiting for someone to say straight republican.

Especially when the first portion of your post lends one to believe that republicans are wrong for voting for Bush...or have reason to be ashamed.

There is no superiority to my post. I apologize if it comes across this way. Im not here to pounce on anyone. I do not consider myself very knowlegable on politiccs and obviously do not have all the answers. I believe that as in all politics most of what the public hears is full of lies. I believe that many people end up voting on party and not the candidate and they listen to talk shows (which is somehow misconstrued as "news). Example of this is Fox and Friends, Hannity..e.g..
I just find it amazing that the same individuals on this board that say Bush did a great job and would vote for him again are completly against Obama and feel he is a complete failure in his 1st 100 days. To me its just silly.
My feelings on Bush? Well I believe most know that I think he will go down as the worst president in the history of the united states....but this remains to be seen.
When it comes right down to it I could care less who votes for who, what political party you are support or what your beliefs in general are about life. I would never look down on anyone and would not expect anyone to look down on me for my post/beliefs. Afterall, we are all on here because we love the steelers.
(you know you do to :wink02:)

Vincent
05-03-2009, 07:55 PM
I am Dem. and would vote for anyone that I liked based on the individual, not the party and deffiently not what the so called "news stations" tell people to think :wave:

Full disclosure.

I’ll start by saying that I’m not at all interested in politics. Makes me want to puke but one needs to keep aware and involved because of the potential destructive impact on country.

Born in Pittsburgh in the first Eisenhower administration into a family that has been in Pittsburgh since the early 1800s. Presbyterian and Methodist families. Married into a good Southern family. Baptist and C of C families. Paternal side of both families viewed FDR as evil incarnate. Maternal sides of both families were the polar opposite. All that to say that there was / is a very broad range of religious and political perspective in the two families,

Grew up in the evil shadow of totalitarianism and communism. Lived with the legacy of socialist tyrants and liberal fascists – Wilson, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, FDR, Mussolini. We did regular air raid drills in school into the 60s because of the world these @#$%s created. Seminal events that shaped early thinking - Nikita Khrushchev announcing at the UN that they would bury us from within, the Viet Nam war and the anti-war movement reaction to it.

Watched as the Frankfurt School and their children Marcuse, Horkheimer, Fromm, Benjamin, Adorno, Lowenthal, et al systematically destroyed American education through the indoctrination of cultural marxism. What deconstruction does to literature and culture, critical theory does to a society. American universities have embraced and advanced anti-Americanism influenced by their luminaries Zinn, Chomsky and Vidal. The world class pervert Kinsey destroyed our moral fabric.

Just preceding and during my lifetime, socialism has left a wake of murdered millions. We’ve been taught that the nazis were the champs at 6 million. When you count the Christians, the tally is closer to 20 million. Depending on who is counting, the sovs trumped their socialist brethren in the 80-100 million range. One can only imagine how many have perished at the hands of the chicomms. Not to be outdone, American liberalism leaves a wake of millions of murdered children.

The entire political spectrum has moved left over my lifetime. Ronald Reagan was always Ronald Reagan . He didn’t leave the dems, the dems left him. Today, HHH would be vilified as a conservative, yet Gore, Kerry, Obama and their ilk are considered acceptable candidates by many.

This last was the 10th national election for me. I have voted a straight rep ticket each time, not because I necessarily agree with the reps, but because the other team has so steadfastly gone against my country and presented us with such horrible candidates, the latest being beyond belief. GHW Bush is a liberal, but was a considerably better choice than the tank commander or that roach from Arkansas. GW Bush (WTF is “compassionate conservatism”?), while not presidential timber by any measure, was the only choice against the two leftist lying loons he ran against.

I take issue with the term “hater”. I don’t hate anybody except terrorists, whether they be bolshevik, turk, viet cong or islamofascist . I do hate socialism in all the various forms that it’s plagued humankind.

Strict constitutionalist. The founders had it right. The left has tried to destroy it since.

Dream ticket – Forbes / Gingrich or vis versa

Now you disclose.

xfl2001fan
05-03-2009, 07:55 PM
For your lack of knowledge on politics, you sure have been posting an opinion an awful lot. What's funny is that you site Fox, Hannity as if they're the only "talk shows that are misconstrued as news." Maybe you haven't watched much CNN/MSNBC, but they're just as biased as Fox News...the only difference is in the direction that they lean when they spout their drivel.

Unless you believe for one second that what "so called comedian" Janean Barfamellow said is true about the tea parties...that they're all tea bagging racists rednecks.

I watch my news from both channels and make up my own mind on what's really happening...I don't trust the spin of the media and I don't trust the spin of a campaigner.

What makes Bush the worst president? Is it the budget issues? Because budgets need to be approved by congress...which (by the way) in the last 4 years in particular, were very much liberal. So blame Bush for your liberal congress and their liberal spending ways...but 4 years from now, that excuse is washed up...and you can only continue to Hope for Change.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
05-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Now you disclose.

Read previous post.

I will add that I do not base my selection on abortion or gay marriage because it would be the same as voting for party not candidate. Either issue will never change.
Prime example was the past 8 years Bush was in office. The republicans basically had controll of everything there for awhile and the two issues did not even come up to the supreme court.

If there is more you would like to know ask individal questions and I will do my best to answer them. Who knows they may be questions I must find out about myself first.

Oh... Dont you watch Bill Maher :coffee:

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
05-03-2009, 08:08 PM
For your lack of knowledge on politics, you sure have been posting an opinion an awful lot. What's funny is that you site Fox, Hannity as if they're the only "talk shows that are misconstrued as news." Maybe you haven't watched much CNN/MSNBC, but they're just as biased as Fox News...the only difference is in the direction that they lean when they spout their drivel.

Unless you believe for one second that what "so called comedian" Janean Barfamellow said is true about the tea parties...that they're all tea bagging racists rednecks.

I watch my news from both channels and make up my own mind on what's really happening...I don't trust the spin of the media and I don't trust the spin of a campaigner.

What makes Bush the worst president? Is it the budget issues? Because budgets need to be approved by congress...which (by the way) in the last 4 years in particular, were very much liberal. So blame Bush for your liberal congress and their liberal spending ways...but 4 years from now, that excuse is washed up...and you can only continue to Hope for Change.


I do not like Bush because he accomplished nothing in his 8 years in office. Unless you count the war in Iraq that he got us in to find the weapons of mass destruciton. I love how Obama is being acused of trying to do "too much" in his 1st 100 days. Not something Bush was ever acused of doing?

KeiselPower99
05-03-2009, 08:14 PM
As of this past Election I am a Independent. I vote for the person not the party.

GBMelBlount
05-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Full disclosure.

American universities have embraced and advanced anti-Americanism influenced by their luminaries Zinn, Chomsky and Vidal.

Just preceding and during my lifetime, socialism has left a wake of murdered millions....... Not to be outdone, American liberalism leaves a wake of millions of murdered children.

The entire political spectrum has moved left over my lifetime. Ronald Reagan was always Ronald Reagan . He didn’t leave the dems, the dems left him. Today, HHH would be vilified as a conservative, yet Gore, Kerry, Obama and their ilk are considered acceptable candidates by many.

This last was the 10th national election for me. I have voted a straight rep ticket each time, not because I necessarily agree with the reps, but because the other team has so steadfastly gone against my country and presented us with such horrible candidates, the latest being beyond belief. GHW Bush is a liberal, but was a considerably better choice than the tank commander or that roach from Arkansas.

Strict constitutionalist. The founders had it right. The left has tried to destroy it since.

Dream ticket – Forbes / Gingrich or vis versa

Now you disclose.

Amen brother. :applaudit:

SteelCityMan786
05-03-2009, 09:41 PM
I do not like Bush because he accomplished nothing in his 8 years in office. Unless you count the war in Iraq that he got us in to find the weapons of mass destruciton. I love how Obama is being acused of trying to do "too much" in his 1st 100 days. Not something Bush was ever acused of doing?

Like jacking the Debt by almost $2 trillion? His stimulus wasn't much of one. Unemployment is still on the rise, government is still spending money like a drunken sailor(and this a far worse drunken sailor then when Bush was in office).

ShutDown24
05-03-2009, 09:53 PM
It's none of your business how I vote or why. You are just baiting people. There is no other purpose for this thread.

I started to respond, then found myself agreeing with this sentiment.

MACH1
05-03-2009, 10:11 PM
Like jacking the Debt by almost $2 trillion? His stimulus wasn't much of one. Unemployment is still on the rise, government is still spending money like a drunken sailor(and this a far worse drunken sailor then when Bush was in office).

http://www.threedonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/inaug12009.jpg

Texasteel
05-03-2009, 10:15 PM
The only vote I have ever regreted, not ashamed of, was the one for Carter.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
05-04-2009, 01:19 AM
http://www.threedonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/inaug12009.jpg

:toofunny:

silver & black
05-04-2009, 05:55 AM
Full disclosure.

I’ll start by saying that I’m not at all interested in politics. Makes me want to puke but one needs to keep aware and involved because of the potential destructive impact on country.

Born in Pittsburgh in the first Eisenhower administration into a family that has been in Pittsburgh since the early 1800s. Presbyterian and Methodist families. Married into a good Southern family. Baptist and C of C families. Paternal side of both families viewed FDR as evil incarnate. Maternal sides of both families were the polar opposite. All that to say that there was / is a very broad range of religious and political perspective in the two families,

Grew up in the evil shadow of totalitarianism and communism. Lived with the legacy of socialist tyrants and liberal fascists – Wilson, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, FDR, Mussolini. We did regular air raid drills in school into the 60s because of the world these @#$%s created. Seminal events that shaped early thinking - Nikita Khrushchev announcing at the UN that they would bury us from within, the Viet Nam war and the anti-war movement reaction to it.

Watched as the Frankfurt School and their children Marcuse, Horkheimer, Fromm, Benjamin, Adorno, Lowenthal, et al systematically destroyed American education through the indoctrination of cultural marxism. What deconstruction does to literature and culture, critical theory does to a society. American universities have embraced and advanced anti-Americanism influenced by their luminaries Zinn, Chomsky and Vidal. The world class pervert Kinsey destroyed our moral fabric.

Just preceding and during my lifetime, socialism has left a wake of murdered millions. We’ve been taught that the nazis were the champs at 6 million. When you count the Christians, the tally is closer to 20 million. Depending on who is counting, the sovs trumped their socialist brethren in the 80-100 million range. One can only imagine how many have perished at the hands of the chicomms. Not to be outdone, American liberalism leaves a wake of millions of murdered children.

The entire political spectrum has moved left over my lifetime. Ronald Reagan was always Ronald Reagan . He didn’t leave the dems, the dems left him. Today, HHH would be vilified as a conservative, yet Gore, Kerry, Obama and their ilk are considered acceptable candidates by many.

This last was the 10th national election for me. I have voted a straight rep ticket each time, not because I necessarily agree with the reps, but because the other team has so steadfastly gone against my country and presented us with such horrible candidates, the latest being beyond belief. GHW Bush is a liberal, but was a considerably better choice than the tank commander or that roach from Arkansas. GW Bush (WTF is “compassionate conservatism”?), while not presidential timber by any measure, was the only choice against the two leftist lying loons he ran against.

I take issue with the term “hater”. I don’t hate anybody except terrorists, whether they be bolshevik, turk, viet cong or islamofascist . I do hate socialism in all the various forms that it’s plagued humankind.

Strict constitutionalist. The founders had it right. The left has tried to destroy it since.

Dream ticket – Forbes / Gingrich or vis versa

Now you disclose.

Outstanding post! :thumbsup:

trauben
05-04-2009, 08:13 AM
But I have a feeling that many reps were just embarassed with Bush and will not admit they voted for him
I have a feeling your FOS! :poop:

The difference between my feeling and yours is that mine are 100% correct! :flap:

What an arrogant statement you made above! You blatantly ASSumed that people who voted for Bush would be embarrassed to say so? Why? Because you would've been? You were basing it on your own perspective! Your own feelings towards Bush! And obviously everything you think and believe is true of others?

I'll have you know that not only am I proud to admit that I voted BUSH in '04, I wouldn't hesitate to this day admitting that in No way - No how - would I ever have voted Kerry!

trauben
05-04-2009, 08:21 AM
There is no superiority to my post.
Arrogance is what it really is.

Well I believe most know that I think he will go down as the worst president in the history of the united states....but this remains to be seen.
Nope. Thats gonna be BO. Bush was re elected serving 8 years. After BO serves just 4 and then finds his rear on the tarmac, he'll get the title he'll so "richly" deserves!

Vincent
05-04-2009, 09:50 AM
II think all politicians suck!

A politician is someone that puts his own interests before those of his constituents regardless of the consequence. A statesman is someone that puts the interests of his constituents before his own regardless of the consequence.

George Washington did not want to be president but accepted that calling out of service to his country.

We have a dandy in the White House today, don't we?

HometownGal
05-04-2009, 10:09 AM
I'll have you know that not only am I proud to admit that I voted BUSH in '04, I wouldn't hesitate to this day admitting that in No way - No how - would I ever have voted Kerry!

http://open.salon.com/blog/greg_correll/2009/02/11/files/applause1234363884.gif

AMEN sister! :drink:

As I said in an earlier post - if he could run again for Prez, I'd vote for him again without hesitation.

KeiselPower99
05-04-2009, 10:12 AM
Democats good Republicans bad. Now repeat that in your best sheep voice.

trauben
05-04-2009, 10:20 AM
http://open.salon.com/blog/greg_correll/2009/02/11/files/applause1234363884.gif
Them looks like Republicans! :rofl:

silver & black
05-04-2009, 06:59 PM
A politician is someone that puts his own interests before those of his constituents regardless of the consequence. A statesman is someone that puts the interests of his constituents before his own regardless of the consequence.

George Washington did not want to be president but accepted that calling out of service to his country.

We have a dandy in the White House today, don't we?


We sure do. I'm afraid... very afraid.

GBMelBlount
05-08-2009, 11:22 AM
BIGBENFASTWILLIE

Looks like the numbers are dropping for the Reps and increasing for the Dems?:tt02:
But I have a feeling that many reps were just embarassed with Bush and will not admit they voted for him:laughing:



I voted for McCain and he lost. Congratulations Willie, you are a "majority".:thumbsup:

I would also imagine the majority of hookers, hoe's, murderers, child molesters, socialists, communists, NAMBLA members, gays, rapists, thieves and muslims.....and public school teachers....also voted for Obama.

It's great to be in the majority.

Again, congratulations. :thumbsup:

JEFF4i
05-08-2009, 11:39 AM
I would also imagine the majority of ...gays...muslims.....and public school teachers....also voted for Obama.

It's great to be in the majority.

Again, congratulations. :thumbsup:

I'm mostly offended because you make being a school teacher sound like a bad thing.

GBMelBlount
05-08-2009, 11:50 AM
I'm mostly offended because you make being a school teacher sound like a bad thing.

My wife is a school teacher. I'm not sure I understand your point.