View Poll Results: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

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  • I am a liberal and I do

    24 31.17%
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    19 24.68%
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  • I am a libertarian and I do not

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  • I am a centrist/moderate and I do

    1 1.30%
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Thread: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Most people would agree with you. However, I tend to take a different view. In it's day national socialism was called "the third way" meaning it was an attempt to provide an alternative to socialism/communism and classical liberalism. Classical liberalism being the idea of a small relatively weak federal government and great liberties for it's inhabitants and socialism/communism which advocated a large powerful central government and greatly diminished personal liberties accorded it's citizens. In practice national socialism shared much more in common with the socialistic/communistic model in that it had a very intrusive government and greatly dimished liberties for it's citizens. If you viewed these types of governments on a continuim I find little about national socialism....right winged.

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    I have to disagree. The "third way" they referred to wasn't classical liberalism. It was European Conservatism, which was essentially monarchism. You have to remember, Italy still had a king, and Germany had had a Kaiser until WWI. Classical liberalism wasn't enough of a force in inter-war Europe to really be considered. You had conservatives supporting old dogs like Bismark, and you had communists who all but wanted to join Russia. Those were the two sides Fascism was between.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Liberals are so open-minded their brains fell out.

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigrobmjca View Post
    Liberals are so open-minded their brains fell out.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigrobmjca View Post
    Liberals are so open-minded their brains fell out.
    Ah. A partisan hack who demonstrates clearly what he is. The idiocy of your post exposes you so easily.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    I suspect someone has been messing with the poll. There are a lot of people claiming not to use it as an insult in their posts, but voting to say that they do use it as such. What's that about?

    I don't btw, and do get annoyed when anyone uses 'liberal' as short-hand for left-wing. To me 'liberal' means exactly the same thing as 'centrist', neither meaning leftist, neither an insult.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I suspect someone has been messing with the poll. There are a lot of people claiming not to use it as an insult in their posts, but voting to say that they do use it as such. What's that about?

    I don't btw, and do get annoyed when anyone uses 'liberal' as short-hand for left-wing. To me 'liberal' means exactly the same thing as 'centrist', neither meaning leftist, neither an insult.
    Of course people are messing with the poll. Most likely extreme conservatives, as usual. 23 votes for "I am a liberal and I do". Only one of them an actual DP member (spud as a joke). All the others were faked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Of course people are messing with the poll. Most likely extreme conservatives, as usual. 23 votes for "I am a liberal and I do". Only one of them an actual DP member (spud as a joke). All the others were faked.
    How do they do that? No I'm not seeking to do the same, but how is it possible, for example, for someone else to vote on Redress's behalf? That's very worrying.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    How do they do that? No I'm not seeking to do the same, but how is it possible, for example, for someone else to vote on Redress's behalf? That's very worrying.
    No one can vote on another member's behalf. HOW they rig polls is not important. They do it, most often in GM threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No one can vote on another member's behalf. HOW they rig polls is not important. They do it, most often in GM threads.
    Very funny, hehehe.
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    Re: Do You Use the Term "Liberal" as an Insult?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Mein Gott!!!! You're ****ing hilarious!!!!
    Hey... I think you snagged that line from me, you bastard!
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