View Poll Results: What kind of Conservative are you?

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  • I am a Paleocon

    10 20.83%
  • I am a Neocon

    6 12.50%
  • I am a moderate Conservative, willing to compromise

    10 20.83%
  • I am a Goldwater Conservative, unwilling to compromise

    8 16.67%
  • I am a Tea Party Conservative

    9 18.75%
  • I am a Social Conservative

    5 10.42%
  • I am a Fiscal Conservative

    26 54.17%
  • I am a Libertarian leaning Conservative

    21 43.75%
  • I am a religious Conservative

    6 12.50%
  • I am an (OTHER) Conservative - Please explain.

    14 29.17%
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Thread: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Domestically I am libertarian leaning conservatism more or less, and foreign policy wise I am a hawk, which makes me a neo-con as well.
    Naw... you're too cool to be a neo-con. You can communicate without being a dickhead. That alone will cost you your neo-con membership card.

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I am doing kind of an experiment, in order to see what issues can be common ground to Conservatives of different persuasions. But first, I need to know what brand of Conservatism you wear on your sleeves. There is no right answer here, and this poll is also multiple choice, in that many Conservatives may feel comfortable in more than one category.

    Please answer the poll to the best of your ability, and we will go from there. A good explanation of why you chose the way you did would also be helpful.

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    I consider myself a common sense conservative. I believe in government using common sense to make decisions. Spend money, don't spend money, go to war, don't go to war, raise taxes, lower taxes, more regulation, less regulation; whatever makes the most sense and will have the most positive effect on the country.
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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I consider myself a common sense conservative. I believe in government using common sense to make decisions. Spend money, don't spend money, go to war, don't go to war, raise taxes, lower taxes, more regulation, less regulation; whatever makes the most sense and will have the most positive effect on the country.
    So you're not a conservative at all, you're a "do whatever feels right" centrist.

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Other. I am a little of most of the choices, but I am first and foremost a constitutionalist(like that was a surpise). On fiscal issues I am not opposed to social programs being treated like investments since we are stuck with them atm., the idea is to ween people off of them and create taxpayers, intelligent ways of doing that are always welcome. I am not a fan of the Fed/IRS or many other forms of federal beauracracy.

    Socially I could really care less what people do or believe as long as they do not infringe upon others rights or endager others. I think the states must be given their rightful powers back and that career politicians should be a thing of the past. I think the tax code should be simplified into a more consumption based system and that there should be one age for adulthood, pick one 18 or 21 and be done with it. Can't think of any others currently.
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    idea Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I am doing kind of an experiment, in order to see what issues can be common ground to Conservatives of different persuasions. But first, I need to know what brand of Conservatism you wear on your sleeves. There is no right answer here, and this poll is also multiple choice, in that many Conservatives may feel comfortable in more than one category.

    Please answer the poll to the best of your ability, and we will go from there. A good explanation of why you chose the way you did would also be helpful.

    Thanx.
    I am proud to call myself a conservative.

    There are some aspects to most of the 'types' you listed that I am completely comfortable with and some aspects that I am not comfortable with at all.

    I am a [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleoconservatism"]Paleocon[/ame]in almost every sense of the word. However, in as much as I am "anti-imperialism" in the general sense,... I do agree with the idea of a 'pre-emptive' use of or show of force against when it can be reasonably justified.

    I am a [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoconservatives"]Neocon[/ame] in the sense that (as indicated above) I do agree (in principle) with the idea of a pre-emptive use of or show of force to 'liberate' the oppressed people of a state or country. However, I am not "comfortable" with the idea of a "welfare state" as (aparently by the definition) most neocons are.

    I am a moderate Conservative, willing to compromise on many of the ways to affect change for the better,... where commonality can be found,... but I refuse to compromise (in any way) on my conservative principles. And I have little to no respect for anyone who does (or are so willing to) compromise on theirs.

    I am a Goldwater Conservative, unwilling to compromise - ???

    I am a [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement"]Tea Party[/ame] Conservative in principle, though I have never attended a Tea party Rally, protest or meeting. Fiscal conservatism and State's rights is a great cause and wonderful thing. But ignoring social issues will not make them go away. The want for conservatives to keep to themselves about social issues (gun rights, abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration, etc.) will eventually be the downfall of the "tea party movement" (IMHO).

    I am a Social Conservative in as much as I oppose elective abortion, the re-defining of marriage and the recreational use of drugs.

    I am a Fiscal Conservative - PERIOD!

    I am a Libertarian leaning Conservative in as much as I believe in people being completely free to do whatever they want to do,... unless and until a case can be made that they are infringing upon the rights of another and that the government has the right to intervene.

    I am a religious Conservative when and where religious teachings intersect or parallel secular lines of reason. However, if a religious value can not be supported with secular lines of reasoning,... it is (in my opinion) Un-Constitutional to pursue it. - Period.

    I am a fundamental Constitutionalist - Conservative.
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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Quasi mix of a Paleo-Conservative and Libertarian leaning Conservative.
    Not to mention some outright liars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So you're not a conservative at all, you're a "do whatever feels right" centrist.
    It's questionable if Adpst is even a centrist.
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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    What does a religious conservative mean?

    What religion we talking about?

    As much as I dislike Social Cons, I do agree with their stigma on never married single parents.
    Last edited by obvious Child; 02-18-10 at 01:30 AM.
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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    This gives me some more faith in the Republican party because the most popular choice is fiscal conservative, then libertarian and then moderate. (not to mention that religious conservative has only 4 votes )

    If the Republican party followed that (even in that order), then they would be great.

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    Re: Conservatives only: What kind of Conservative are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Not to mention some outright liars.
    I'm confused. Are you implying I'm a liar for saying I'm a quasi-mix of a Paleocon and Libertarian? Or were you thinking I was describing what the poll would show?

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