By this, I mean, someone might vote for Labor/Lib/Greens/some obscure party/etc... but they have no idea wtf they're voting for and just know they HAVE to vote, so do.
But others, they're clear about which party/parties they prefer, and have reasons why. Those are the people I'm referring to in this thread.
So... doyou judge a person based on which political party they actively support... or even which specific member of parliament they support (I mean, perhaps you're okay with the Libs/Labor in general, but you'd think someone was a lunatic if ever they adored Abbott/Rudd/etc)?
I'll add an anon poll, so you can all be honest.
As for me - I most certainly do. If I hear people vote a certain way, I tend to like them a little less, because obviously their ideals are completely different to my own, and I can't really like a person who supports things I am so against.
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No, not really.
Yep, I do.
Um... I don't even notice tbh.
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27-02-2012 12:08 #1
Do you judge a person based on which political party they actively support?
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27-02-2012 12:11 #2
Can't vote on my phone, but yep, I do.
27-02-2012 12:14 #3
No. Everyone is entitled to have their own opinions and beliefs.
Just because I may not agree with them does not make them any less of a person in my eyes.
Unless they support something stupid like death to all so and so or something along that line... You know Hitler style.
27-02-2012 12:15 #4Senior Member
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Of course I do! I judge people by their views, I'm not sure how else we're meant to make a judgement on a person's character without being able to make a judgement on where their politics lie.
That doesn't mean that I dislike nor think badly of them. I just make a normal, everyday judgement on their views.
Seriously, I can't think of many people who would think nothing of those who support groups like the KKK etc!!
27-02-2012 12:18 #5
Yeah I do
27-02-2012 12:18 #6
To a degree yes. But then I meet people who are vocal in their support for a particular party but their beliefs are not at all in line with that party.
I had one person tell me at the last election that she was voting for the libs, yet went on to say she doesn't want some sexist bigot running the country. Ok then, obviously thr sexist bigot was Abbott, which is who she was, in fact, voting for.
Another votes liberal every time but believes in gay rights, equal opportunities and equal pay for all, which is confusing for me lol.
Then there are the ones who are true to a certain party. I have nothing in common with them.
27-02-2012 12:18 #7
No I don't judge. I don't expect everyone to believe in the same things I do. In our house we are Liberal voters but the rest of our family vote Labor and the Greens, everybody is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions. I don't think any less of them and they don't think any less of us
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27-02-2012 12:21 #8
Yes I do. I judge people who don't know what they're voting for more though.
27-02-2012 12:23 #9
Hell No. I married a man who voted differently to me. Over the years he has come round to similar views to me. We still don't always vote for the same person/party.
While my dd and I have both vote for the same party, we do it for very different reasons. After all we are very different people with very different ideas to life.
27-02-2012 12:31 #10-
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No, probably coz I don't personally know much about politics so someone could say they vote for xyz party and I'll just nod and smile. I'm just not a politics kind of person, really. I stay out of it.
And before people jump on me about blah blah blah it's important to know who and what you are voting for - I've tried, I have really, really tried, but I just can not get into it at all.
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