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View Poll Results: Where do you fall on the political spectrum?
Republican- Far Right Traditionalist 22 16.92%
Democrat- Center Right 5 3.85%
Moderate 39 30.00%
Democratic Socialist- Moderate Left leaning 39 30.00%
Communist- Far Left 3 2.31%
Libertarian- Far Right but supports a limited State 12 9.23%
Anarcho Capitalist 6 4.62%
Anarchist 4 3.08%
Voters: 130. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-04-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Exactly. When did Democrats become center right?
They are a right wing party if you look at politics through a international lens. The differences between democrats and republicans are fairly minor aside from a few social issues. Democrats in any other country would be right wing. Granted most Americans are fairly politically illiterate for lack of a better term coupled with the media being owned by a few oligarchs you have a recipe for the United States having two right wing parties.
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Socialist is winning........in America. When I was a kid the communist and the socialist were both enemies. How on earth did we get here?
Mccarthyism is still alive and well.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I am a moderate but the left is so far left into socialist ,communist, marxist, social justice territory they think a moderate is a far right winger.
I think both the far left and right wings in the US are militant; this country IS a land of extremes, after all. Almost nothing is handled with a moderate, common-sense approach on either end of the political spectrum.

But if you think the more reasonable left in the US is "socialist, communist, Marxist," then you don't know the meaning of those terms. As other posters have said, both the Republicans and Democrats are owned and controlled by corporate interests, and the US doesn't even come close to being "communist."
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Not so much really. And the blade cuts two ways. Leftist types see a moderate stance as always leaning right and rightists see it as leaning left. Things always have to be seen from the extremes. As I said earlier, my osition on firearms rights alone has leftist types on here calling me a RWNJ.


On the flipside, on other certain issues particularly social issues my position sees me labeled as a LWNJ by right wing types. Neither end of the spectrum can see a middle road. If one doesn't toe a hard and fast line you're painted with one or another broad brush. To a left winger Independent means right wing, to a right winger it's left wing.


That's not even an imagined phenomenon.
Agreed.

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Old 03-04-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Where do you stand?
None of the above.

Labels are for pickle jars.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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There are a lot of "libertarians" who are self-centered and while things are going well, are all for social liberalism and fiscal conservatism, but when things fall apart, they run to the protection of the state.
This is so true. Just like armchair warriors who are all gung-ho on military and defense, just so long as THEY are not the ones who have to go into combat to "defend our "freedoms," bogus libertarians totally get on my wick.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:07 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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How do you identify yourself politically?


Other: Disgusted with the lack of candidates having some level of integrity.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Where do you stand?
You forgot Independent. That is different than Moderate, as Moderate would most likely align with either the Left or the Right. I align with neither. I am an Independent.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Just over the horizon
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I voted Libertarian/ far right but I wouldn't use the "far right" lable to describe myself.

More of a Libertarian leaning, non religious Conservative
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I voted Libertarian/ far right but I wouldn't use the "far right" lable to describe myself.

More of a Libertarian leaning, non religious Conservative
Fair enough if I could edit the poll I would put Libertarian as conservative minimal state and I would add a fascist option.
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