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

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  • 26% - 45%

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  • 46% - 55%

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  • 56% - 75%

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    I wasn't trying to slam liberals, mostly just find that I tend to socially fit in better with centrists or right leaning people, even if we don't necessarily agree in politics.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I wasn't trying to slam liberals, mostly just find that I tend to socially fit in better with centrists or right leaning people, even if we don't necessarily agree in politics.
    I'm sure you weren't, and I agree with you on your statement in a "social" setting because I feel the same way. I'm on the right and the folks I know who are self proclaimed liberals seem to be more argumentative, uptight and essentially not that much fun to be around. IMO

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    I live in a red state, so unfortunately, I, being one who leans leftward, have very few people to talk politics with. Argue politics? Yes. Civilly discuss politics? Nope. I'd bet that right now, where I live, I could count on both hands, the people who lean left.

    When I lived in New York, I could count on both hands those who leaned right.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    This question applies to all the adults who you’ve actually met, seen, interacted with, and who live within approximately 50 miles of you.

    They can be family members, friends, co-workers, fellow students, club members, whoever. The only other requirement is that both of you have to know each other by name.

    Now imagine that you asked each of these people, individually and privately, the following question: “How would you describe yourself politically?”

    What percentage of them would say something like “liberal” or “mostly liberal?”
    What do you mean, when you say 'liberal'? The original meaning or the one often encountered, when social programs are the issue in America?
    They are pretty much the opposite of one another, you see.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    This question applies to all the adults who you’ve actually met, seen, interacted with, and who live within approximately 50 miles of you.

    They can be family members, friends, co-workers, fellow students, club members, whoever. The only other requirement is that both of you have to know each other by name.

    Now imagine that you asked each of these people, individually and privately, the following question: “How would you describe yourself politically?”

    What percentage of them would say something like “liberal” or “mostly liberal?”
    Very few. There's many in this state to begin with, the few aren't loud, and I don't generally 'get to know' that kind of person.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    really?... spend some more time here at DP... there's tons of people that profess to love paying taxes around here
    They love other people paying taxes...

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    I have about a half dozen people in my circle of friends who are what I call "flaming liberals" - to the left of Bill Ayers. I don't discuss politics with them unless wine is involved. Then there are the people who are somewhat schizophrenic about their politics: you never know where they are going to come from, because every once in a while they will come up with a conservative thought. Then there is everybody else, who are center to right leaning.

    I have been told that I speak for the Church these days and that I am to post no personal political opinions on FB, for example, simply to reiterate what the Church teaches, which is usually construed to be "far right" by the first bunch I mentioned, although they are generally supportive of me personally.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    I don't consider myself a liberal ... some People might ... I mean I don't even know what a liberal is ....

    Is an absolute libertarian a liberal? In europe he is (using the American definition).

    Is a conservative Catholic Liberation theologist a liberal? No ... but in the US he might be considered such ....

    I'm ardently anti-Capitalist, but also conservative when it comes to Things like gay so-called marriage and abortion and the Family and pornography and so on .... am I a liberal? Well only in the United states would I be considered a liberal ...

    I know People that are pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, pro all that stuff and also pro-capitalist .... I Call that liberal in every term of the Word ....

    Unfortunately in the United States People who Call themselves conservatives have basically been hijacked by the neo-liberal Economists ... who I guarantee laugh at conservative morality behind their back ... not a lot of Wallstreet guys that go the Church, yet they dictate the US so called "conservative" economic positions.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    I'm sure you weren't, and I agree with you on your statement in a "social" setting because I feel the same way. I'm on the right and the folks I know who are self proclaimed liberals seem to be more argumentative, uptight and essentially not that much fun to be around. IMO
    LOL, you know the wrong group of liberals. Throw up a cards against humanity game or go out to the club, and trust me, most will loosen up and be tons of fun.

    Often I find it when people are uptight, its not that they are uptight but guarded. That can be for whatever reason, but if you find it a theme among liberals, you may wish to observe you present yourself.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I live in a red state, so unfortunately, I, being one who leans leftward, have very few people to talk politics with. Argue politics? Yes. Civilly discuss politics? Nope. I'd bet that right now, where I live, I could count on both hands, the people who lean left.

    When I lived in New York, I could count on both hands those who leaned right.
    you should try living in or near a "liberal" enclave in a red state.. it's pretty funny most of the time... young ideologues are the wrong people to shape or run a city(Austin), and they often stand by in wonderment when their well laid ideological plans turn to absolute ****. ... but they put on celebrations and festival like no others.. and they attract the artsy folks, whom i love to have around.

    it's pretty fun in my "neighborhood" too... the old guy on the next ranch over calls me "Commie"( I have a fur Ushanka I wear in winter)..I call him "Mooo-silini" ( he has cattle)... and then we get high.... and laugh and laugh.
    then their is COF'ee ( stands for "crotchety old ****er").. he's in is 90's and hates everything and everybody in politics...he's a bit of an extremist... nearly an anarchist by the sound of him.
    when I asked if he's every liked a president he get angry and says" .. go ask a slave if they have ever liked a goddamned master".
    .... now we just talk about whiskey,women, and weather

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