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Luke Nicholson





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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three of my friends are liberals. Two vote NDP, one votes for the Liberal Party.
Troy Heibein





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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have friends that support other parties but are not that knowledgeable and great friends who are heavily involved in other parties and are extremely knowledgeable.

It seems to be a problem, however, when people have other affiliations, feel strongly about them, and are not that knowledgeable or well read. That is when it is hard to be friends across party lines!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 492 friends on Facebook. I have no idea how most of my friends vote!
Rusty Bedsprings





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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cronus
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I have 492 friends on Facebook. I have no idea how most of my friends vote!


Nothing against you cronus but I see this a lot. How many of these face book "friends" have you meet more than 5 times? I think people should call them face book accuantences.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Troy Heibein wrote:
It seems to be a problem, however, when people have other affiliations, feel strongly about them, and are not that knowledgeable or well read. That is when it is hard to be friends across party lines!/

I'll second that. I have great discussions with a friend who's a strict Liberal. But I avoid such topics with the passionate & uninformed.
AutumnFalls





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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friends who I met through my church are mostly conservatives or (unfortunately) ambivalent about politics. In my more university circle of friends it is split. Some are Liberal, some are Conservative and some are mixed. We get along mostly and are willing to talk and even debate politics, provided we're debating and not bashing the other.I find it easier to do with those who are thinkers and not blind followers - my friends tend to think issues out for themselves instead of believing what their party dictates.

Furthermore, I'm actually dating someone who is my opposite in politics and other matters. I am right wing, religious and more capitalist. He is left wing, atheist and a socialist. But, oddly it works. I find that he respects my opinions because I am well informed, form my own opinions and can defend them. Likewise, I find him to be the same. Funny how that works. I have no problem respecting others views as long as they are informed and not blind followers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find most of my friends are knee-jerk green supporters simply beacuse they care about mother earth :P I have three friends besides myself who follow politics.
They are as follows

A knee-jerk liberal who despite being anglophone has a worse command of the english language than Stepgane Dion.

An NDP supporter who is also knee-jerk but at leats can form a coherent thought

And a Libertarian, who I can at least sypathise with and agree with on most issues
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of my friends don't really give a dam about politics.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fiscalconservative wrote:
Most of my friends don't really give a dam about politics.


What I've noticed about this, is the less informed people are about politics, the less it interests them. If they know how it affects them down the road, they tend to develop a keener interest.

Likewise with political affiliations. The less you understand, the more likely you are to support left-wing ideas. That's because they are largely utopian ideals, with less substance behind them. The more you really understand about how things work, the more conservative your ideas become.

Relating to the original question, that's certainly the way things are with my friends. The ones that like and understand politics, are mostly conservative leaning (even if they are not specifically CPC supporters). The ones that either don't get or don't care about politics are mostly left leaning.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What I've noticed about this, is the less informed people are about politics, the less it interests them.


That's hard to believe.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Sure! Reply with quote

My wife is liberal.Im also friends with an athiest.Another one is an NDP supporter.All i know is our politics ae way different than those in the states or europe.
fiscalconservative





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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsenka wrote:
fiscalconservative wrote:
Most of my friends don't really give a dam about politics.


What I've noticed about this, is the less informed people are about politics, the less it interests them. If they know how it affects them down the road, they tend to develop a keener interest.


Well, I guess its the chicken and egg problem. Are people disinteresed because they are uniformed or uninformed because they are disinterested. I think its the later.
thurmas





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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

most of my friends are liberal but I don't know any young people around my age that are NDP we just laugh at them, also because here in Manitoba young people really hate the Doer NDP governement because of their ridiculous high taxes and their raiding of Hydro monies every year to "balance" the budget which is a huge joke. There is a huge generation divide here in Manitoba regarding support for the NDP compared to the tories provincially. alot of oldtimers and baby boomers tend to vote NDP because they really fear any sort of change and they think Manitoba is doing well because we always have low unemployent but most young people tend to support the pc's because so many of our young friends keep moving to alberta and B.C. and we hate the high tax rates.
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