Oregon's Independent Party: What does...

Oregon's Independent Party: What does it really mean?

There are 2 comments on the The Ashland Daily Tidings story from Sep 22, 2007, titled Oregon's Independent Party: What does it really mean?. In it, The Ashland Daily Tidings reports that:

“I've been trying to use 'nonaffiliated,' but it's not as flashy or as easy to understand as 'independent,'”

Portland resident Kurt Lootens was a Republican, then tried being a Democrat, but wasn't comfortable with either one. via The Ashland Daily Tidings

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Linda Williams

Portland, OR

#1 Sep 25, 2007
“Independent” means “not subject to the control of others.” Democratic and Republican spokespersons find the Independent Party name “confusing” and “sophomoric”. Perhaps these parties should call themselves Special Interest Party and Big Corporate Donor Party. Their current names may “confuse” voters that they are dedicated to policies about democratic process or republican representation.

Voter discontent is real, but partisans worry about “confusion.” How condescending. You cannot mistakenly check an “independent” box on the Voter Registration Card. There is none. The Independent Party is identified as the Independent Party. Unaffiliated voters can check "Not a Member of a Party." Join a discussion of ideas (or our name) at indparty.com , and vote the candidate and the merits, regardless of party registration.
Pavel Goberman


#2 Nov 9, 2010
The Oregon Indpendent Party means: pay it big money, then you will be nominated.

Oregon Working Family Party means: nothing common with the real working families, but a puppet of organize unions mafia, and acts for interests of unions' junta.

What a scam!

PavelGoberman - Candidate (R, but honest, incorruptible) for US Representative 1st Congressional District (against corrupted and useless David Wu).

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