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  •  Being a Democrat is not usually determined by... (2+ / 0-)
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    nevadadem, cdsmith

    ...one's voting record.  Polling agencies usually define it in one of three ways.

    - By one's registration. - By how one self-identifies. - By how one "usually votes" in elections.

    Let's take me, for instance.  I'm registered as a Democrat.  I self identify as a Democrat.  And I usually vote Democrat.  But not always.  I can count on one hand the number of times that I've voted Republican.  But there have been a couple.  I voted Republican in the Illinois governor's race in 2006, for instance, because the Republican opponent (Judy Barr Topinka) was about 95% as liberal but 100% less corrupt.

    I thought we were a party that encourages people that thinks for themselves.  If that's not the case, then I'll still vote for the Democrat -- most of the time.  But I'll start self-identifying as an independent.

    Barack Obama. Because we can do better.

    by poblano on Fri Dec 21, 2007 at 09:05:04 AM PST

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