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Old 10-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #61
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How much would you like to guess the older woman in this was Republican and the young guy was the Democrat?
http://www.digtriad.com/news/article...olitical-Views

Ok so I researched cars and political beliefs and here is what I found:

Libertarians - Couldn't find much. No surprise there. But I did find a Libertarian Car Reviewer who really likes the Audi A4 Allroad and dislikes the Camry. That makes sense to me. I also know that my economics professor (who is a Libertarian but won't say it) drives a SAAB. I have a special place reserved in my heart for SAAB and so I would agree with this. Also, SAAB sold to the most educated drivers and had a very unique market. So I would say that SAAB's are the most Libertarian cars.

I've broken it down into brands based on the highest percentages.

Republican - American brands except Pontiac and Saturn, trucks in particular, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar

Democrat - Corolla, Civic, Camry, Pontiac, Saturn (very Dem), apparently SAAB (makes no sense to me), Subaru, Hyundai

Volvos are becoming more Rep, Mini's are equal, Porsche sells the most to independents (14%), no word on BMW,
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:58 PM   #62
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How much would you like to guess the older woman in this was Republican and the young guy was the Democrat?
http://www.digtriad.com/news/article...olitical-Views

Ok so I researched cars and political beliefs and here is what I found:

Libertarians - Couldn't find much. No surprise there. But I did find a Libertarian Car Reviewer who really likes the Audi A4 Allroad and dislikes the Camry. That makes sense to me. I also know that my economics professor (who is a Libertarian but won't say it) drives a SAAB. I have a special place reserved in my heart for SAAB and so I would agree with this. Also, SAAB sold to the most educated drivers and had a very unique market. So I would say that SAAB's are the most Libertarian cars.

I've broken it down into brands based on the highest percentages.

Republican - American brands except Pontiac and Saturn, trucks in particular, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar

Democrat - Corolla, Civic, Camry, Pontiac, Saturn (very Dem), apparently SAAB (makes no sense to me), Subaru, Hyundai

Volvos are becoming more Rep, Mini's are equal, Porsche sells the most to independents (14%), no word on BMW,
in other words...

I'll paraphrase for you in one word: inconclusive
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #63
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in other words...

I'll paraphrase for you in one word: inconclusive
Well obviously it's not that clear cut. But one thing is for sure, Democrats love Priuses and Republicans love pickup trucks. There is never a Confederate flag on a Prius and there is never any eco-propaganda on a truck.
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That great car was killed by big government.
Bull cookies. Ralph Nader didn't work for the government. And the corvair was being over-taken within GM's ranks by the likes of the Camaro and firebird (which shared the same platform)

Should we even get into the discussion that DeLorean will head of the Pontiac division killed plans for Pontiac to make a version called the Polaris. It was not a platform that the GM divisions shared. Which was a crucial part of their "free-market business strategy". THey did it with the camaro/firebird and they did it even more with the GM A-bodies (Cutlass/Chevelle/etc)

Seriously kid, get an education about some form of history. And especially if you are gonna talk smack on the history of cars on a car forum.

Just goes to show, "King Marshy"...don't believe everything you read...including Ayn Rand
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #65
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Well obviously it's not that clear cut. But one thing is for sure, Democrats love Priuses and Republicans love pickup trucks. There is never a Confederate flag on a Prius and there is never any eco-propaganda on a truck.
I do agree w/ the stereotype, but that's as far as it goes. It's entertaining how you cling to stereotypes as "fact"
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I'll bet everyone with a Carerra GT is a Libertarian.
Well then you lose your bet. Ralph Lauren - Fashion Designer, Jerry Seinfeld - Comedian / Actor, Thierry Henry - professionall footballer (And he's French to boot), Samuel Bayer - photographer and film director.

They are all liberals...and Henry is actually a bit of...wait for it...socialist.
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It's based off my opinion, obviously, but I would like to check if there is a link.
And this opinion of yours is like so many others, utterly devoid of actual evidence to support it and in fact does not withstand examination by reason.
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Bull cookies. Ralph Nader didn't work for the government. And the corvair was being over-taken within GM's ranks by the likes of the Camaro and firebird (which shared the same platform)

Should we even get into the discussion that DeLorean will head of the Pontiac division killed plans for Pontiac to make a version called the Polaris. It was not a platform that the GM divisions shared. Which was a crucial part of their "free-market business strategy". THey did it with the camaro/firebird and they did it even more with the GM A-bodies (Cutlass/Chevelle/etc)

Seriously kid, get an education about some form of history. And especially if you are gonna talk smack on the history of cars on a car forum.

Just goes to show, "King Marshy"...don't believe everything you read...including Ayn Rand
Not particularly, but Nader was a Democrat interested in consumer protectionism. If he had been in power, he would have ruined the entire company just because he felt like it.

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I do agree w/ the stereotype, but that's as far as it goes. It's entertaining how you cling to stereotypes as "fact"
Never said they were fact, but you can make an educated guess based on them.
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Never said they were fact, but you can make an educated guess based on them.


and stereotypes have never been misleading or wrong, eh?
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I also know that my economics professor (who is a Libertarian but won't say it) drives a SAAB.
If he won't say, who are you to say it for him? Or are you just pining away in the hopes that if he is you can get him into bed?

And there is one flaw in your data.

I am an uber-liberal and I am driving a gas guzzling, v8, American muscle car.

So much for gross generalizations.

Many of the repubs I know drive Corollas because they are cheap and reliable and they are conservatives both politically and economically.
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there is never any eco-propaganda on a truck.
You obviously have never been to cali.
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Well then you lose your bet. Ralph Lauren - Fashion Designer, Jerry Seinfeld - Comedian / Actor, Thierry Henry - professionall footballer (And he's French to boot), Samuel Bayer - photographer and film director.

They are all liberals...and Henry is actually a bit of...wait for it...socialist.
You conveniently left out people like Michael Dell and Jay Leno. (Both Democrats and Leno seems like a Libertarian.)

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And this opinion of yours is like so many others, utterly devoid of actual evidence to support it and in fact does not withstand examination by reason.
Of course! I never base anything on fact!

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Seinfeld donated to the Bush candidacy.
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and stereotypes have never been misleading or wrong, eh?
Of course they can be right or wrong. Just taking an educated guess.

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If he won't say, who are you to say it for him? Or are you just pining away in the hopes that if he is you can get him into bed?

And there is one flaw in your data.

I am an uber-liberal and I am driving a gas guzzling, v8, American muscle car.

So much for gross generalizations.

Many of the repubs I know drive Corollas because they are cheap and reliable and they are conservatives both politically and economically.
I assume my professor is because he constantly promotes the free market and things like free market environmentalism. He is an economist after all, and very intelligent.

And of course, there is some deviation among the many stereotypes.
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You obviously have never been to cali.
I've seen some interesting stuff in Cali.
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Not particularly, but Nader was a Democrat interested in consumer protectionism. If he had been in power, he would have ruined the entire company just because he felt like it.
Nader wasn't a Dem. He was hardly a democrat. The one gov job he took was to work towards his activist goals. Nader was an activist and his true entry into politics in 71 was with the New Party. One of the wacky 3rd parties that spring up...you know the kind...like the libertarians.
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You conveniently left out people like Michael Dell and Jay Leno. (Both Democrats and Leno seems like a Libertarian.)
I wasn't compiling an exhaustive list. You had merely said no democrats owned them. You were wrong.

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Of course! I never base anything on fact!
Whtcha know, kid. You and I finally agree on something.

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Seinfeld donated to the Bush candidacy.
That doesn't make him a republican. He just wanted an invitation to the dinner to collect standup material....AND, it was a tax deductible. Sienfeld has generally been viewed as an independent.
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Nader wasn't a Dem. He was hardly a democrat. The one gov job he took was to work towards his activist goals. Nader was an activist and his true entry into politics in 71 was with the New Party. One of the wacky 3rd parties that spring up...you know the kind...like the libertarians.
He has jumped around through many different parties. But can we agree that it is good to have more than one political party?
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I wasn't compiling an exhaustive list. You had merely said no democrats owned them. You were wrong.
That was a joke for Lair.

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Whtcha know, kid. You and I finally agree on something.
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That doesn't make him a republican. He just wanted an invitation to the dinner to collect standup material....AND, it was a tax deductible. Sienfeld has generally been viewed as an independent.
I'm glad that he is an Independent. That's what we need.
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He has jumped around through many different parties. But can we agree that it is good to have more than one political party?
We have as many political parties as the people want.

Frankly, I think we'd be better off with none. But, I am a nihilistic, anarchistic, atheistic libertine. So I represent a very fringe element, and damn proud of it. This whole "we need more moderates and the country needs to work together" is cr@p, IMO. Division and derision are good for the nation.
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