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    Poll: Red or Blue?

    PCard assumes that we are all Red Staters (at heart?) here in the 50+ forum. Is he right?
    Embrace diversity: hug a conservative.

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    Deep Blue with Green accents. Not the slightest hint of red.

    DnvrFox held a (flawed) poll on this once.

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    I'm in the Golden State.
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    Deep Blood Red who thinks blue is pink

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    I'm blue living in a red state.

    My good friend, singer songwriter Jim Gill wrote: "I've been feelin' blue since my state went red".








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    It's not easy being green.

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    It's not easy being purple in a blue state!

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    I am bright blue in a purplish blue city in the middle of a flaming red desert.
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    I thought this NPR article was very interesting: Beyond Red vs. Blue: Redefining the Political Landscape. According to the Pew Research Center's typology questionnaire, I'm an Upbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    PCard assumes that we are all Red Staters (at heart?) here in the 50+ forum. Is he right?
    I don't think he friggin' ever implied that at all, just that there are some in BF.
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    I live in a state where the Blue and Red US Senators travel together across our state to Town Hall meetings. In '04 and '06 each declined to endorse their party's nominee. I've voted for each of them. Primary is on May 20th. I know how I'm voting. I think I know how my vote will be in November.
    It's around here somewhere . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    I thought this NPR article was very interesting: Beyond Red vs. Blue: Redefining the Political Landscape. According to the Pew Research Center's typology questionnaire, I'm an Upbeat.
    I'm a Liberal (no news to me ). Cool survey though. The info at the end is interesting. Thanks.

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    I apologize, I voted before I realized it wasn't about my favorite color. Then I realized I was in a Red State. Then I realized I was a liberal. Then I realized I was only 34. Also, I've been drinking. I'm sorry.

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    I can never remember which is which so I guess I can't answer.
    I'm one of them, though, I do know that
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    My state is red and black.
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    I'm independent in a mood ring sort of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post

    DnvrFox held a (flawed) poll on this once.
    I notice that THIS poll does NOT contain yellow!

    Talk about flawed!

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    Given the modern political landscape........................does it really matter. Politicians by their very nature have such little regard for you and I that our input (ther than money) is meaningless. Very few folks talk about how happy they are about "their" politicians choices...............instead all we hear is how bad "the other side" is. This strikes me as a PP way to run a country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Given the modern political landscape........................does it really matter. Politicians by their very nature have such little regard for you and I that our input (ther than money) is meaningless. Very few folks talk about how happy they are about "their" politicians choices...............instead all we hear is how bad "the other side" is. This strikes me as a PP way to run a country.
    My least favorite thing is the endless polls at election time regarding various issues. They won't tell you who's sponsoring the poll so I refuse to participate.

    The only reason they're asking is so the candidates will know what we want to hear. I don't want a politician who will parrot back what I want to hear, I want to hear what the candidate's personal ideas and ethics are.

    A couple of quick examples:

    McCain has frequently spoken out regarding the use of torture by the United States. When he got the chance to actually vote on the topic, however, he went the other way. I'd like to know why but it has definitely turned me off because I wonder if he has any personal ethics.

    The gas tax holiday is another thing. Everybody would like to pay less for gasoline so it's a popular issue. 18 cents a gallon ($2.70 on a $60.00 fill up), however, isn't enough to make a difference - especially when that money is going to come out of an already underfunded highway trust fund. I think that Obama's right - it"s a popular issue, but it's just an election year gimmic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    It's not easy being purple in a blue state!

    Sweet photo, TruF.
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    A blue guy in a Purplish blue state (MI), in a blue city (Ann Arbor), born and bred in the city that defines blue (Chicago)! In Chicago, even the dead vote Democratic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    PCard assumes that we are all Red Staters (at heart?) here in the 50+ forum. Is he right?

    Friggin never! Where does he get this stuff? I still have splinters from carrying peace signs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
    Friggin never! Where does he get this stuff? I still have splinters from carrying peace signs!
    He doesn't. Remember, he just drops by to poke us in the ribs, then run away. He drops the bait and waits for the unsuspecting fish to bite. Weird.
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    I think riding bikes can't help but make you a bit green. I love to get away from internal combustion engines and enjoy the fresh air, the wildflowers, etc, etc. I believe that if more people rode bikes the world would be a better place.

    My bike, however, is a staunch Republican, so certain allowances must be made.....

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    I did the poll to see where I fell in with the rest of you, but like Retro Grouch said, too many politicians use the results to tell us what we want to hear. No matter what color we like to say we are I think our bikes say it the most. We ride very expensive bikes from large corporations , made by cheap foreign labor (with no health or welfare benefits), and sold to us by salesman working at near poverty wages.

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