View Poll Results: What's your general political position?

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  • Conservative

    4 13.79%
  • Fiscal Conservative (Classic Progressive/Libertarian)

    9 31.03%
  • Indecisive Moderate

    3 10.34%
  • Modern Progressive

    6 20.69%
  • Liberal/Socialist

    7 24.14%
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Thread: Your Political Position?

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    Re: Your Political Position?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    My initial thought to the question posed is doggie style and getting reamed by the self serving assholes we elect.
    LOL! No doubt, they are all cut from the same cloth; the ruling class cloth.

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    Re: Your Political Position?

    In absence of a better label, I voted "modern progressive", because I believe the OP would classify me as such.

    I rather think of myself as centrist or slightly left-leaning centrist by German standards. At least my voting record seems to suggest that. I've voted for the center-left SPD and Greens and for the libertarian FDP in the past. I don't really like Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU and the socialist Left Party even less. So if you need a label, take that of "left-leaning centrist".

    People also suggested I might be a leftie, just because I don't like Muslim bashing. I used to think that showing basic respect for people, and restraining from bashing minorities, is a matter of decency and should be common sense, rather than the indication of a particular political leaning. It's a matter of respect, not of being left or right, IMO.
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    Re: Your Political Position?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I vote pure reverse cowgirl.

    Seriously, what a completely stupid set of options.
    That's what I said. I am a decisive moderate. I decidedly reject the idea that one side is completely right and the other completely wrong.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Your Political Position?

    Quote Originally Posted by LibLoather View Post
    We'll put you down as a socialist ;-) You're not an American I hope; lemme guess......French? By the way, here are a couple paragraphs from a piece written by a sitting president of an EU country, I'm sure you'll enjoy this:"

    "The second reason for European economic problems—not specifically European, but worse in Europe then elsewhere—has to do with the quality, productivity and efficiency of its economic and social system. Europe is characterized by a seemingly people-friendly, non-demanding, paternalistic and—in consequence—insufficiently productive economic and social system called die soziale Markwirtschaft, or social democracy. This system, with its generous social benefits, weakened motivation, shortened working hours, prolonged years of study, lowered retirement ages, diminished the supply of labor—both at the macro level and structurally—and led to very slow economic growth.
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    Europeans today prefer leisure to performance, security to risk-taking, paternalism to free markets, collectivism and group entitlements to individualism. They have always been more risk-averse than Americans, but the difference continues to grow. Economic freedom has a very low priority here. It seems that Europeans are not interested in capitalism and free markets and do not understand that their current behavior undermines the very institutions that made their past success possible. They are eager to defend their non-economic freedoms—the easiness, looseness, laxity and permissiveness of modern or post-modern European society—but when it comes to their economic freedoms, they are quite indifferent."
    Interesting .
    Are the Euros happy, or does not not matter ?

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    Re: Your Political Position?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I vote pure reverse cowgirl.

    Seriously, what a completely stupid set of options.
    Only from a conservative(the options, of course)....lol....
    This same subject has been discussed within the past year....the people here do not wear labels very well..
    I "voted" modern progressive....sounds good....whatever it means.

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    Re: Your Political Position?

    Just because one classifies themselves as a "moderate" or "centrist," it does not make them indecisive. I'm absolutely sick of that characterization.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Your Political Position?

    I usually lean awesome.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Your Political Position?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I usually lean awesome.
    Given your avatar I would have thought your lean would have been FABULOUS!
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    Re: Your Political Position?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Given your avatar I would have thought your lean would have been FABULOUS!
    Then we shall trade based on avatars.
    You shall be awesome, while I'll be fabulous and then all was right with the world!
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Your Political Position?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Doesn't Down Under = Australia? Are you one of the upside-down people?
    Kangaroo style....?
    or just Dingo style?
    Last edited by UtahBill; 08-05-11 at 07:39 PM.
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