View Poll Results: Select YOUR political lean

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  • Very Conservative

    2 3.57%
  • Conservative

    3 5.36%
  • Slightly Conservative

    3 5.36%
  • Moderate / Centrist

    8 14.29%
  • Independent

    5 8.93%
  • Slightly Liberal

    2 3.57%
  • Liberal

    7 12.50%
  • Very Liberal

    6 10.71%
  • Libertarian

    11 19.64%
  • Other / Undisclosed

    9 16.07%
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    re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Mega, you were supposed to pick YOUR political lean. lol




    Can a Mod capitalize "YOUR" in the poll question for me?
    Oops, i voted off the thread title, not the poll title.

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    re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Mega, you were supposed to pick YOUR political lean. lol




    Can a Mod capitalize "YOUR" in the poll question for me?
    Your is now YOUR.

    As Right mentioned, we used to have a page with user stats that was really cool, which showed that the board had overall more conservative members than liberals, but not by a large margin. Those numbers where for the life of the board, so that may be different now(though I doubt it).

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    Re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post

    I am of course a far left tree hugging, flag burning, troop hating, terrorist loving liberal, and proud of it.
    You forgot to call yourself a commie.

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    Re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm a conservative in the truest sense. Unfortunately, most people think that conservatism is composed of religious wing-nuts and military zealots, something I'm certainly not. I'm a conservative in the Goldwater sense, not in the neo-conservative sense. Those people are just extremist religious fiscal liberals in disguise.
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    Re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Hell if I know... that's why I'm asking

    With over 9000 members here it would be impossible to make an accurate guess... but I'll guess the average is near the middle
    I know my question sounded stupid. :-) However people seem to post leans that don't always fit their posts in my opinion. I was wondering how people perceive the lean or lack of on DP.
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    Re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm a conservative in the truest sense. Unfortunately, most people think that conservatism is composed of religious wing-nuts and military zealots, something I'm certainly not. I'm a conservative in the Goldwater sense, not in the neo-conservative sense. Those people are just extremist religious fiscal liberals in disguise.
    "In the truest sense" is kind of funny to see, really. The disputes back and forth over who or what is correctly conservative is a long-held debate. A very interesting and thought-provoking debate.

    That being said, many neoconservatives are not "religious nutjobs", but are rather religious utilitarians. Religion can be seen as a healthy expression of the human condition and thus benefits society in numerous ways, particularly aiding societal problems that are not amenable to public policy. Fiscal liberalism is somewhat harder to argue against. Many are seen as conservative for not really siding with Democrats on public policy spending, and yet seen as too liberal for those under the belief of someone less than Nixonian, or perhaps even Reagan (where a decent amount of the time, neoconservatives were fairly comfortable domestically).
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    Re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I know my question sounded stupid. :-) However people seem to post leans that don't always fit their posts in my opinion. I was wondering how people perceive the lean or lack of on DP.
    I have been called a liberal pretty often on other forums. Which is sometimes true when it comes to certain issues. I think this is partly because I sometimes defend Obama or the Democrats while disagreeing with the Republicans... this is mostly because when it comes to the economy I'm willing to give the Democrat's plan a chance, thinking that an economy cannot turn around over night. Of course if the economy gets worse again then my defensive position will change quickly. I am fiscally conservative in a sense of believing in having a surplus and no debt... but I do feel that certain government programs are important, or at the very least are worth investing in. This is obviously on a case by case basis.

    When it comes to social issues I often stand in the middle or take the side lines... I recognize that people have different opinions and I more often than not am in favor of compromises.

    For example:
    - I'm neither strongly for nor strongly against gay marriage since it doesn't effect me, but I think at the very least gay couples should be able to get civil unions and get the benefits from that.
    - I'm against abortion, but I wouldn't ban abortions. As I said in another thread, I'd simply prefer people to choose life (the life of the child). The main exception is if mother's life would be threatened.
    - When considering people's personal freedoms I'm in favor of legalizing marijuana, but when considering the overall progression of a society, I'd prefer people chose not to use drugs. Still, I'd let each state decide for themselves.
    - I don't know if climate change is caused by human activity, but I still think we should be investing in renewable energy. If we don't, we'll be missing out on a huge export opportunity and we'll be buying more things from over seas.

    Do these things sound moderate?
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    Re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    As Right mentioned, we used to have a page with user stats that was really cool, which showed that the board had overall more conservative members than liberals, but not by a large margin. Those numbers where for the life of the board, so that may be different now(though I doubt it).
    Why did they get rid of that? Bring it back DP admin!
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    Re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Why did they get rid of that? Bring it back DP admin!
    It probably had to do with the site upgrade.

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    Re: VOTE: Your Political Lean on DP

    Wondering why Libertarian is under "Very Liberal". That's odd.

    I am fiscally conservative, socially liberal = Libertarian
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