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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    When filling out my Bio, I wanted to list my accurate political lean. I am not slightly conservative, but I am more Republican than a centrist. Political tests put me at "right-leaning centrist". However, my right-leaning views aren't really conservative, more general Republicanism. I'm a social liberal too.

    What do you guys think? Could we add the choice "slightly Republican"?
    The thing with leans is that no matter what you choose, other people will think it means something completely different. Let me give an example based on mine. I am very liberal, which means I support a strong central government and social safety net. Because of that lean, people have told me I support the following, which I do not: tax increases, banning guns, socialism, communism, fascism, forcing churches to marry same sex couples, limiting free speech(the fairness doctrine especially), special rights, equity of outcome(does any one actually support that at all?), stealing, weak foreign policy(despite that I am more hawkish than average), and that is just the beginning.

    So I would not worry much of they do not have a lean tailor fitted to just what you think. That is true for most people here. Argue your points and when people make a misassumption based on your lean, PWN then for it and smile. If the mods tried to include all the leans people have suggested, the list would take all day just to read through, and people would still misunderstand what you really are. People like to tell me and others that "my side" supports or is opposed to this or that, based on my lean, and the truth is the only person who holds the exact views I do is me.
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    When filling out my Bio, I wanted to list my accurate political lean. I am not slightly conservative, but I am more Republican than a centrist. Political tests put me at "right-leaning centrist". However, my right-leaning views aren't really conservative, more general Republicanism. I'm a social liberal too.

    What do you guys think? Could we add the choice "slightly Republican"?

    welcome to being one of the square pegs that never quite fits into any of the "known" round holes

    put your lean as close to what it is.......mine seems to be libertarian

    a lot of our posters dont put down a lean......some are easily recognizable.......some arent

    up to you
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    When filling out my Bio, I wanted to list my accurate political lean. I am not slightly conservative, but I am more Republican than a centrist. Political tests put me at "right-leaning centrist". However, my right-leaning views aren't really conservative, more general Republicanism. I'm a social liberal too.

    What do you guys think? Could we add the choice "slightly Republican"?
    The tag "Libertarian Conservative" has always appealed to me. A lot of my gay friends tended to be thus.

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The thing with leans is that no matter what you choose, other people will think it means something completely different. Let me give an example based on mine. I am very liberal, which means I support a strong central government and social safety net. Because of that lean, people have told me I support the following, which I do not: tax increases, banning guns, socialism, communism, fascism, forcing churches to marry same sex couples, limiting free speech(the fairness doctrine especially), special rights, equity of outcome(does any one actually support that at all?), stealing, weak foreign policy(despite that I am more hawkish than average), and that is just the beginning.

    So I would not worry much of they do not have a lean tailor fitted to just what you think. That is true for most people here. Argue your points and when people make a misassumption based on your lean, PWN then for it and smile. If the mods tried to include all the leans people have suggested, the list would take all day just to read through, and people would still misunderstand what you really are. People like to tell me and others that "my side" supports or is opposed to this or that, based on my lean, and the truth is the only person who holds the exact views I do is me.
    Yea but I feel like the left-leaners have more options- more specific.

    I think just adding Republican (and Democrat too) would be helpful. I'm not really conservative, at all, but I am Republican value-based as opposed to centrist.

    IMO it seems like a good idea. I see where you're coming from though.

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    welcome to being one of the square pegs that never quite fits into any of the "known" round holes

    put your lean as close to what it is.......mine seems to be libertarian

    a lot of our posters dont put down a lean......some are easily recognizable.......some arent

    up to you
    Lol yea good point

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'd also like to see that but I know it just isn't possible. I guess the "other" field is supposed to be all encompassing and anything that isn't a choice there today.
    How about a 'fill in the blank' field where you can put anything that you want?
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    It would be interesting to allow others to fill in the blank, and see what the majority think our leans are.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    It would be interesting to allow others to fill in the blank, and see what the majority think our leans are.
    I am intrigued by this idea.
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