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Old 12-04-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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It seems on this forum, some of you enjoy it to no end. What about these labels makes you want to identify with them? It seems over the last 20 years that more and more people actually define themselves with these labels more than ever.

Does it make you feel like "those other people don't get it?"

What gives? Or is it that you cannot think for yourself so being apart of a group that thinks like you is more comfortable? Do you need others to confirm what you think?


Just curious.......



Your local friendly poster,
Ron
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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I don't call myself a liberal but people on this forum do.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I consider myself an independent..conservative on some issues and liberal on others but I've been labeled a "Republican". Overall though I consider myself a conservative moderate but I don't let party politics sway my opinions..don't care what side you represent if the bills are presented to benefit Americans without costing us an arm and a leg.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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I consider myself an independent..conservative on some issues and liberal on others but I've been labeled a "Republican". Overall though I consider myself a conservative moderate but I don't let party politics sway my opinions..don't care what side you represent if the bills are presented to benefit Americans without costing us an arm and a leg.
I never asked you what you call yourself....I asked WHY?

I think these labels are for "show".
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I never asked you what you call yourself....I asked WHY?

I think these labels are for "show".
it is easier to show what your political views are without going into detail
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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I call myself a liberal for expediency. It doesn't mean I buy into everything that the majority of liberals believes.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I had a post earlier about this. I am a independent moderate, but I labeled liberal because I dare to have different views than Limbaugh.

The logic of many posters is this, "If you don't 100% agree with Rush you are a liberal. All your opinions, posts, threads, and arguments are invalid, regardless of how much sense they make, because you are a liberal. You should inform the liberal that because they are liberal they are wrong. To really rub it in add a Rush talking point. Then say how much you support the free market, but want America to engage in protectionism. For added bonus say something racist. It doesn't matter how crazy it sounds, because it is Rush's opinion too so it must be right."
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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[quote=Ron.;11890068]It seems on this forum, some of you enjoy it to no end. What about these labels makes you want to identify with them? It seems over the last 20 years that more and more people actually define themselves with these labels more than ever.

Does it make you feel like "those other people don't get it?"

What gives? Or is it that you cannot think for yourself so being apart of a group that thinks like you is more comfortable? Do you need others to confirm what you think?


Just curious.......




Vacuous projection.


But, okay.....no, don't NEED it. But would PREFER to be around others of like mind. Having values or an ideology is not a "feeling". It is a life model to follow for success, fulfillment of goals, happiness, etc. All those Pollyannish things. I guess if one "feels" good about it, all the better. And, if one can find others of like mind, even better.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I never asked you what you call yourself....I asked WHY?

I think these labels are for "show".
I don't call myself anything and I still "feel good".
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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Acting conservative makes me feel good. Words are cheap.
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