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    Re: LouC here!

    Quote Originally Posted by smallvoice View Post
    Well, which party is that? Certainly not the dims, and you say not the Rs.
    It is the Democratic Party. Not one single fellow Democratic Party member ever accosted me, denigrated me, verbally assaulted me, castigated me, laughed at me, or, in the final straw named me their "enemy" the way my once fellow Republican Party members did just for me expressing my point of view.
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    Re: LouC here!

    I think I've seen you around in the forum already, but I'm just now seeing this thread.

    Honestly, terms for political idealogies can get really complicated once you step beyond the basic understanding of what most Americans have about liberalism and conservatism. Since high-school, I've always assumed the major difference between the two is change vs maintaining the status quo. When I think of today's liberalism, I think of wealth redistribution and the railing against traditional ideals. When I think of conservatism, I think about, well, the opposite. In that regard, I would actually consider the Obama/Clinton/Pelosi branch of the party to be conservative, just not nearly as much as the Republican party.

    That last line might make some conservative heads explode in confusion, but if we were to look at the Democratic party from a purely economic perspective, it's very different from FDR's Democratic party . . . which was also socially conservative at the time--Jesus, I'm getting a headache.

    I still, to this day, do not truly know the real difference between liberalism and progressivism, as I've been given and I have found different answers, but I identify as a progressive because of the movement that I'm a part of. I could also say that I'm a soc-dem (social democrat) but Sanders up and confused the term 'social democrat' with 'democratic socialist', so I guess that's what we're all calling it, now.

    I don't consider conservatives to truly be 'small government' any more than liberals. I beleive that honor actually goes to the libertarians, who generally beleive in minimilistic government on all issues. An oversimplification would be to say that they're fiscally conservative, are generally not in favor of an over-bloated military, not in favor of drug or any similar prohibition, not in favor of inserting gov't and religon into the sex lives of consenting adults, etc.

    When it comes to party affliation I have, for the longest time, not identified as a Democrat. I've always been to the left of them, and despise both parties in their current form. Up until 2016, I had always voted for Democrats purely on the basis that they weren't the Republicans.

    If it were me, I'd simply call you a fiscally conservative moderate, depending on where you stand on social and foreign policy issues.

    Actually, I'm starting to wonder if this forum ever had a recent discussion on political idealogies and such.

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    Re: LouC here!

    Quote Originally Posted by LouC View Post
    Hello to all. Looking forward to getting into the stream of conversation here!

    I was a happy Republican and Fiscal Conservative for decades. Then the Republican Party, in the last 12 years or so, started shrinking their "big tent" and just kept shrinking their focus in politics, to the point that, with the ascension of Donald Trump, and his giddy declaration in December of 2016 that we who did march to his drumbeat, essentially, were his "enemies", it was the last straw and the Republican Party had finally LEFT me out.

    In late 2016, after the election, I moved to a new state and when I had lived there long enough I Registered as a Democrat. I have no illusions about the Democratic Party, but at least they have not installed an insane man-child at the head of the party, who considers me an enemy, and unfortunately, got him elected to the head of our Nation.

    I am now a proud and happy LIBERAL, if that label makes you happy so that you can pigeon hole me in future conversations.

    I still have Conservative leanings, in particular in regards what I believe our Federal Government should be and should do. Still that Fiscal Conservative I always was.

    I am not afraid of being wrong and admitting it when I am, but I am also not afraid to let others know when they are wrong! (So don't be wrong. )

    I don't love or enjoy all topics, no one does, but when I get intrigued with a story or an argument I tend to go overboard in doing background on the topic.

    I am in my 60's but I am not impossibly set in my ways.

    I enjoy humor and humorous things and some have said I have a quirky sense of humor, but I can also take a joke.

    Oh, I tend to be verbose, at times, in case you haven't noticed that?

    Welcome! Let's have a good time and kick back some drinks
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    Re: LouC here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Welcome! Let's have a good time and kick back some drinks
    Thanks!

    Sure thing!

    I am enjoying it here.

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    Re: LouC here!

    May 24th.
    RAIN RAIN RAIN
    No garden going in this year!
    Drats!!!
    If it hasn't been cold and rainy I have been clobbered with seeming non stop doctors visits or running to get this medical test for me or that EGD etc for my wife.
    Ok Lou, as a good friend used to say to me, time to put on your big boy pants and deal with it!
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    Re: LouC here!

    Quote Originally Posted by LouC View Post
    Hello to all. Looking forward to getting into the stream of conversation here!

    I was a happy Republican and Fiscal Conservative for decades. Then the Republican Party, in the last 12 years or so, started shrinking their "big tent" and just kept shrinking their focus in politics, to the point that, with the ascension of Donald Trump, and his giddy declaration in December of 2016 that we who did march to his drumbeat, essentially, were his "enemies", it was the last straw and the Republican Party had finally LEFT me out.

    In late 2016, after the election, I moved to a new state and when I had lived there long enough I Registered as a Democrat. I have no illusions about the Democratic Party, but at least they have not installed an insane man-child at the head of the party, who considers me an enemy, and unfortunately, got him elected to the head of our Nation.

    I am now a proud and happy LIBERAL, if that label makes you happy so that you can pigeon hole me in future conversations.

    I still have Conservative leanings, in particular in regards what I believe our Federal Government should be and should do. Still that Fiscal Conservative I always was.

    I am not afraid of being wrong and admitting it when I am, but I am also not afraid to let others know when they are wrong! (So don't be wrong. )

    I don't love or enjoy all topics, no one does, but when I get intrigued with a story or an argument I tend to go overboard in doing background on the topic.

    I am in my 60's but I am not impossibly set in my ways.

    I enjoy humor and humorous things and some have said I have a quirky sense of humor, but I can also take a joke.

    Oh, I tend to be verbose, at times, in case you haven't noticed that?



    Hey, I'm also near Boise

    Crazy huh?(LOL)

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    Re: LouC here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luther View Post
    Hey, I'm also near Boise

    Crazy huh?(LOL)
    Small world it is.

    People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. ~ Isaac Asimov

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