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  If you were a Senator/Representative, which party would you caucus with?
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« on: July 29, 2020, 07:52:11 pm »

In America's two party rule, if you are a Independent elected to Congress, you have to caucus with the Republican Party or the Democratic Party.

What would you do?
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 07:59:31 pm »

Ds, the Ds are likely to at get a floor vote on DC statehood, a 52 Senate majority can happen in a Covid 19 election
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 08:02:02 pm »

Maybe Independent because I don't want to be bound to a party, even if I vote with ds more than not.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 08:05:12 pm »

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But he added:

"One final word. By associating myself with one side, I am not in automatic opposition to the other. In the situation of a Republican House, a Democratic Senate but with substantial powers in the minority, and a Democratic president, no one party can control the outcome of our collective deliberations. As Bill Clinton might say, it's just arithmetic. In fact, this situation has only two possible outcomes — action based upon good-faith compromise or no action resulting from political deadlock.

"And this latter is simply unacceptable to the American people."

https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2012/11/14/165149633/maine-independent-angus-king-to-caucus-with-senate-democrats

https://www.npr.org/2012/11/07/164631079/all-eyes-on-angus-king-to-pick-caucus-party
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 08:11:54 am »

Republican, but I wouldn’t always vote the party line.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 08:52:28 am »

Democratic
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 08:54:27 am »

Republican, but I wouldn’t always vote the party line.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 09:01:41 am »

I would obviously caucus with the Democrats.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 09:14:43 am »

Democratic
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 11:09:27 am »

The GOP leadership no longer allows for dissent in its ranks unless it is calculated and approved. I'd be an indy or Libertarian.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2020, 11:37:14 am »

I would be member of Democratic Party and Democratic Caucus, but wouldn't vote strongly in party line on social issues, on economic issues I would vote strongly with my party, except for a very small number of votes
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2020, 11:46:54 am »

It's likely to be a 51/49 Senate majority,  CO, ME, NC and either AZ or IA. So, Ds are most likely gonna be in majority
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2020, 05:45:28 pm »

Independent, I wouldn't want to have to have my votes influenced by party leadership.
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2020, 02:11:39 pm »

I would caucus as a Republican. I doubt I would be well liked in the caucus given my stances on racial justice, climate change, ICE, and LGBT rights. Im still a fiscal conservative though and pro-life so there is no other option though.
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2020, 02:16:03 pm »

Democrats, obviously. In the House, he'd be a member of the New Democrat coalition and would join the Climate Solutions Caucus, LGBT Equality Caucus and Problem Solver's Caucus.
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 03:05:33 pm »

The Democrats, but I'd be a New Dem in the House and the equivalent of that in the Senate, so I wouldn't always vote with the party, especially on more left-wing proposals
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2020, 05:47:42 pm »

Independent, I wouldn't want to have to have my votes influenced by party leadership.
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2020, 06:28:49 pm »

Democrats. Outside of guns and abortion and maybe a couple other issues, I’d vote party line.
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 08:03:41 pm »

Republicans, but could work with the dems on some economic or social issues.
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2020, 11:43:31 am »

I would caucus with the Democrats but be an independent like Bernie
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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2020, 05:46:01 pm »

Hmm
I may caucus as an independent and exploit the opportunity to go full communitarian and be a pain in the arse to everyone else.
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2020, 06:29:24 am »

Republican, but I wouldn’t always vote the party line.

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The Democratic party's hostility toward those who are pro-life would make it impossible for me to be part of the Democratic caucus in just about any legislative body in America, even though I am not an economic conservative.
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2020, 11:14:49 am »

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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2020, 11:23:25 am »

The Senate - GOP
The House - Dems.

I'm a republican through and through. But my hearsay would probably get me stripped from any meaningful committee in the house. Maybe I'd have more leeway as a lipinski - like democrat.
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2020, 01:02:46 pm »

Republican, of course
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