View Poll Results: What % of people you know personally would self-ID as liberal?

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  • Less thann 10%

    6 1.14%
  • 10% - 25%

    18 3.42%
  • 26% - 45%

    32 6.07%
  • 46% - 55%

    55 10.44%
  • 56% - 75%

    104 19.73%
  • 76% - 90%

    170 32.26%
  • More than 90%

    99 18.79%
  • Not sure

    43 8.16%
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There's a lot of people who just never grow up. Getting older and becoming more mature are two entirely different things. There are plenty of people who give up on their liberalism because they fail to see any way to bring it to fruition. Their idealism has no realism. They may still report being liberal but they realize that there is no actual path to their liberal utopia. There is no "better world". There is no perfection that we will ever achieve, no matter how hard we try. There is only reality and the sooner people deal with that and give up on their fantasies, the better we'll all be.
    Most liberals that I've met are aware that they'll never create a perfect world. What they do know is that even in the practical, real world, some of the ideas that are considered liberal can be brought to fruition and at least create some incremental improvements.

    The desire of conservatives to maintain the status quo serves as an effective check against the liberal ideas that don't work so well in practice.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I could be wrong, but I believe it's a thread where you challenge people to formal debates. If you're so sure my politics are infantile, then I don't see why you'd have to worry.
    Then challenge away.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    To your edits: That's a peculiar legacy of American culture, which stems from the historical belief that we're a nation of boundless opportunities and complete class mobility. The pioneers and rags-to-riches types were our mythological heroes.

    Of course, the idea of total class mobility was never true, but that part of the American mindset is likely to be in effect for at least a couple more generations.
    Yeah, I cant believe you Americans. I wont call your society and citizens stupid because the mods will give me an infraction. Even though Bill Clinton used the slogan "Its the economy stupid" to win a US election. The mods said that I cant call Americans stupid. Well, yeah, I dont think things will get any better, only worse. For Americans.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Most liberals that I've met are aware that they'll never create a perfect world. What they do know is that even in the practical, real world, some of the ideas that are considered liberal can be brought to fruition and at least create some incremental improvements.

    The desire of conservatives to maintain the status quo serves as an effective check against the liberal ideas that don't work so well in practice.
    But that's a misconception, most conservatives don't want to maintain the status quo for all times, they want to preserve ideas that have demonstrably worked in the past until there is reason to think that new ideas are called for. Conservatives aren't against change, they are against change simply for the sake of change. I don't see many conservatives out there writing with quill pens on parchment, do you?
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    I'm a Democrat and I'll say we were stupid for running away from the economy--ZERO for a National strategy.
    GOP spinners were amazed the DEMs didn't run on 50 some months of private sector job growth, 2nd quarter GDP, blah--blah--blah.

    The GOP is already starting to take credit for this economy, now that they've take control of both chambers.
    Just as they discovered we had a deficit problem as soon as Obama took office .

    Quote Originally Posted by spangledbanner View Post
    Yeah, I cant believe you Americans. I wont call your society and citizens stupid because the mods will give me an infraction. Even though Bill Clinton used the slogan "Its the economy stupid" to win a US election. The mods said that I cant call Americans stupid. Well, yeah, I dont think things will get any better, only worse. For Americans.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But that's a misconception, most conservatives don't want to maintain the status quo for all times, they want to preserve ideas that have demonstrably worked in the past until there is reason to think that new ideas are called for. Conservatives aren't against change, they are against change simply for the sake of change. I don't see many conservatives out there writing with quill pens on parchment, do you?
    If Obama proclaimed that ball-point pens and pressed paper were the best way to write, I'm sure that at least a couple of partisan "conservatives" in Congress would say that quill and parchment are better. lol
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But that's a misconception, most conservatives don't want to maintain the status quo for all times, they want to preserve ideas that have demonstrably worked in the past until there is reason to think that new ideas are called for. Conservatives aren't against change, they are against change simply for the sake of change. I don't see many conservatives out there writing with quill pens on parchment, do you?
    I don't see conservatives on the forefront of any subject. I don't see them revolutionizing any field. I don't see republicans fixing one problem out there either. The problem with conservatives is they only know one word:

    Cut. And then they don't even do that right (or at all some of the time). Not fix. Not streamline. Not improve. Cut. Cut because they don't understand it. Cut because they don't "believe" in it. Cut because it doesn't benefit them. Maybe if they could fix that language and open their heads up to the ideas and problems then they could be the party they want to be. And they could be a party I am interested in.

    Until that day, they're just a bunch of Ebenezer Scrooges as far as I am concerned. And a bah humbug to you, sir.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I don't see conservatives on the forefront of any subject. I don't see them revolutionizing any field. I don't see republicans fixing one problem out there either. The problem with conservatives is they only know one word:

    Cut. And then they don't even do that right (or at all some of the time). Not fix. Not streamline. Not improve. Cut. Cut because they don't understand it. Cut because they don't "believe" in it. Cut because it doesn't benefit them. Maybe if they could fix that language and open their heads up to the ideas and problems then they could be the party they want to be. And they could be a party I am interested in.

    Until that day, they're just a bunch of Ebenezer Scrooges as far as I am concerned. And a bah humbug to you, sir.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Im definitely one of the most left wing people I know. I only personally know 1 other person that is more "left than me" and he is an anarchist. But I would probably say 45-50% I know...


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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Mostly liberal (and by liberal I refer to modern liberals, not the classical ones like myself) in my area although they differ. Some are probably closer in line with Libertarian ideology but they say they're liberal. A lot of them seem to have a poor grasp of politics and economics so a lot of their liberal leanings can probably be attributed to their parents and the mostly liberal, bordering on communist, teachers in schools in my area.

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