Anybody here a registered Democrat?


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MacPelto
May 15, 2003, 03:22 PM
Is anybody here a registered Dem.? I'm thinking about doing it...you don't have to vote the same in an election as you do in a primary, right?

But, you do have to register with a party to vote in it's primary...so if I want to vote in the Dem primary, I have to register Dem., don't I?

Hmm...

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WyldOne
May 15, 2003, 03:49 PM
But, you do have to register with a party to vote in it's primary...so if I want to vote in the Dem primary, I have to register Dem., don't I?

You got it. :)

Well, I don't know if all states work that way though.

Anyway, to answer your question, I was registered Green, but I switched to Dem to vote in the Gubernatorial primaries, and I don't think that I switched back. :)

Skunkabilly
May 15, 2003, 03:51 PM
Why, do you want Al Sharpton to run for president? :D

Greg L
May 15, 2003, 04:25 PM
It's not a bad idea. That way you can vote for the most wacked out candidate for the primaries. Worst case is that the looney wins and runs against a (hopefully) decent republican. If not the local dem. party may think that the other locals want them to shift even further left into la la land. At the real election you won't be forced to vote for a democrat.

Fight your enemies from within their camp.

Greg

CZ-75
May 15, 2003, 04:31 PM
It works both ways, though.

Dems can vote for the biggest Identity church attending Jews control the One World Govt. death penalty for pickpockets and mud people whack-job going.

Wonder if this is how David Duke got elected.

AmericanFreeBird
May 15, 2003, 04:59 PM
Yeah, I've been registered Dem for years, just to vote in their primaries in the State.

I've never voted for one in the General election but I've always voted for the most beatable Dem candidate.

:evil:

Boats
May 15, 2003, 05:04 PM
I'm a registered Dem, but only as a so-called strategic voter so that I can vote for the craziest dem prez candidate during the primary.

What is funny is when I get donation pitches from the party. I always tell them flat-out that I am only a Democrat to vote in their primary and then I vote against them in the general election. For some reason they keep hitting me up for money about every six months.

MeekandMild
May 15, 2003, 05:04 PM
I wanted to register as a Democrat but I couldn't pass the background check. :uhoh:

Waitone
May 15, 2003, 05:11 PM
I don't think any human ought to be registered.

Now I'd go for neutering politicians. Ensures the blood line terminates.

rock jock
May 15, 2003, 05:14 PM
By voting for a Dem in the primaries, you lose the opportunity to vote for a pro-gun Republican or Libertarian.

WyldOne
May 15, 2003, 05:20 PM
By voting for a Dem in the primaries, you lose the opportunity to vote for a pro-gun Republican or Libertarian.

True, and I would argue that you have to decide based on the individual campaign(s). If, for example, there's a strong pro-gun R/L who already has a lot of support, or if there is no pro-gun candidate, you might want to consider sacrificing your vote to "help" someone else.

If, however, there is a pro-gun candidate and they need your help more than a beatable candidate needs your "help", then I would probably vote for the pro-gun candidate.

Of course, I speak entirely in hypothetical; I've yet to vote for a pro-gun candidate, and basically that's entirely my own fault.

Boats
May 15, 2003, 06:00 PM
In my part of Oregon, you'd have to be a pro-gunner to get the nod in the Republican primary.

geekWithA.45
May 15, 2003, 06:39 PM
I don't think any human ought to be registered.

Normally, I'd agree, and there is the possibility of a slippery slope, but don't you think that Democrats, in the hands of the untrained, unwashed masses are too dangerous to just let anybody have one?


Sheesh. The next thing you know, people will be wanting to walk around the street with concealed democrats in their pants. :what: It'll be like Dodge City!

themic
May 15, 2003, 06:46 PM
i think in my state that you can vote in any party's primary/caucus, but no more than one party.

jmbg29
May 15, 2003, 07:46 PM
I prefer to let the pinko pustules pop themselves.

It would be a hoot to vote for Al "poverty-pimp wannabe" Sharpton though. Would they let me write-in Tawana Brawley as his vice-prez? :barf: :barf: :barf: :barf: :barf:

:cuss: Demorats!:barf:

Black_Talon
May 15, 2003, 08:39 PM
I've always used to be registered as a dumbocrap just to vote for the candidate with the least chance during the primaries. Lately here in Kali we've got "open primaries" so you can vote for any candidate regardless of affiliation so I've taken the opportunity to register as a Libertarian.

Standing Wolf
May 15, 2003, 09:00 PM
I prefer to let the pinko pustules pop themselves.

They seem to be doing a reasonably good job of it. I've thought about voting for the most revolting leftists in Democratic (sic) party primaries, but would be embarrassed by the thought anyone might consider me a registered Democrat.

Byron Quick
May 15, 2003, 10:33 PM
Here in Georgia, there's no such thing. You can vote Democratic, Republican, or whatever in the primiaries. You just can't vote more than once...unless you're a Democrat. Preferably a dead one.

oldfart
May 15, 2003, 10:46 PM
Here in Oregon, the parties have some sort of precinct office-- I forget what the title is, but it don't amount to much and it's unpaid-- that never gets many votes. One year, I wrote my own name in for it and won! Soon, I was getting calls to hand out flyers for some of the candidates in the next election. I rode up to the campaign headquarters in my best liberal style-- on my bike with a trailer behind it-- and loaded up about 150 pounds of paper thaat they wanted placed on porches. But, again in my best liberal-- PLUS environmental-- style, I tossed them all into a recycling bin. Most fun I ever had as a Democrat.:)

winwun
May 16, 2003, 08:14 AM
In Knoxville, for years there were two opposing pols who would get the dirtiest, stinkingest, drunkest winos to hand out literature and extoll the virtues of the loyal opposition. It was sort of comical, in a way.

KMKeller
May 16, 2003, 09:25 AM
I follow the "boats theorem". Registered as a Dem so I can monkey with their primaries.

David Roberson
May 16, 2003, 03:38 PM
Here in NC, if you're registered as unaffiliated, you can vote in either the Democrat or Republican primaries. That way you can choose whether to vote in the Republican primary for their best candidate, or vote in the Democratic primary for their worst.

Marko Kloos
May 16, 2003, 10:32 PM
I am considering registering as a Democrat, so I can vote for Al Sharpton in the Primaries.

Dash Riprock
May 16, 2003, 10:51 PM
I live in an open primary state(no party registration), and I once voted for Jesse Jackson.

I'd be willing to bet that at least half of the votes that he got were from non-democrats looking to gum up the works.:evil: :evil:

CZ 75 BD
May 16, 2003, 10:56 PM
we do not register by party. Party rules pledge you to vote for the party's nominee if you vote in the primary. Don't believe it can be enforced, and professional politicians have encouraged "cross-over" voting from time to time. Just be sure to vote early and often. :D

Dash Riprock
May 16, 2003, 11:35 PM
I found this cool website that lets you look up who gave money to various political campaigns, and how much they gave. You can even find individual donations as small as $50.

http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/index.asp

It’s amazing how many people gave money either to both Bush and Bradley, or to both Gore and McCain.

Screwing over the other guy is even more fun than helping your own guy.

Crimper-D
May 17, 2003, 12:13 AM
A stack of the opposing candidates handout bumperstickers are really convenient for removing lintballs and cathair from your clothing:D :evil: :neener:

winwun
May 17, 2003, 07:02 AM
There aren't many under 30 who aren't Democrats and there are few over 40 who aren't Republicans. Those in between are getting their butts kicked by reality and are moving out of fantasyland into the real world.

CZ 75 BD
May 18, 2003, 03:23 PM
If you are 20 and are not liberal, you have no heart. If you are 40 and not conservative, you have no head.
:cool:

I tried to join the Dems, but they stopped me when they found out my parents were married to each other.

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