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View Poll Results: where do you stand?
liberal lunatic 1 1.11%
very liberal 3 3.33%
moderate/light liberal 21 23.33%
middle of the road 20 22.22%
moderate/light conservative 20 22.22%
very conservative 22 24.44%
conservative lunitic 3 3.33%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-03-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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why do YOU think of yourself as a liberal or conservative? what beliefs do you hold with the party of your choice?
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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see, this is the problem with the 24 hr news media and the division our so called leaders have enabled.
The complication of the question you raise goes well beyond a simple dichotomy of one choosing to be on the left or right. There are many shades of grey that have been wiped out by our establishment.
so............liberal?
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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I oppose collectivism so conservatives are more friendly to that.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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I consider myself to be liberal AND conservative. Unfortunately, I can't be either without being forced into a box by the extremely judgmental members of either side. There is no middle of the road, not any more.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Some issues I lean left others right. I took a poll/quiz on this site a few weeks back and it had me as Libertarian.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I cannot vote, I'm not a Liberal, Conservative, or middle of the road. Since when do we all fall into a few groups?
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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I cannot vote, I'm not a Liberal, Conservative, or middle of the road. Since when do we all fall into a few groups?
since the media made it that way.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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since the media made it that way.
I see, so the media has brainwashed you too.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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I see, so the media has brainwashed you too.
guess so. but i don't remember any president (or any majority in congress) in the history of the united states that wasn't put into a widely known group. (Republicans, Democrats, Whigs, etc.)
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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I consider myself to be liberal AND conservative. Unfortunately, I can't be either without being forced into a box by the extremely judgmental members of either side. There is no middle of the road, not any more.
I'm in the same boat. Many of my views are "liberal" in that I support good wages for working people. I also support government policies that establish a social safety net -- e.g. unemployment insurance, food stamps, low cost health care, low cost college tuition, strong public schools. I also would like to see wealth taxed, not necessarily labor or wages. For many these days, that makes me a rabid communist.

I'm also fairly liberal on social issues. I am against all discrimination against gays, and I support women's reproductive rights. I know for the Christain Right, that makes me a satanist. Again...

I'm an average American, and I identify heavily with other average middle Americans. I'm patriotic. I'm pro-gun. I'm pro-family in that I'd like to see more children growing up in stable two-parent households. I'm also pretty much pro-religion, in that I support others rights to practice whatever faith they choose. I think crosses in public places and Merry Christmases around the holiday times are just fine. So long as no one pushes their particular brand of religion on me, I have no qualms with religious people.

I think my views would be extremely mainstream if this were the 1950s, the era the rabid righties idealize so much. However, in this era, I might as well be a Soviet.
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