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potemkyn
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Lately, a lot of self-described liberal posters have been making statements about conservatives that don't apply to me. Now, growing up I was always the conservative. Living in an urban environment usually means that a 'conservative' is not that conservative but that everyone around him/her is just hyper-liberal. So I've had it drilled into my head since I was young that I was a conservative. Wasn't until college that I realized that I'm much more of a social conservative and an economic liberal.

Having said all that, should I respond to the posts that say, "why aren't the conservatives doing this?" Because most of the time it means I'll have to say, "well, I do that."

Especially you liberals, am I a moderate and thus should refrain from responding to your challenges to the conservatives? Am I an obnoxious ultra-conservative who can do no right? Am I a middle of the road conservative that just bucks the trend?

Keep in mind, I don't care what you say about 'my politics'. I won't be offended because your opinions don't really matter [Big Grin] . No, seriously, they do matter, but I'm not looking to identify or anything, I just want to know what your perspective of me is.

Thanks for your time.

Potemkyn

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ben5
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I think that you are a middle of the road conservitive.
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I've always viewed you as a middle-roader who leans a little to the right, Potemkyn. [Smile]

Much as I view myself...

Ed.

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I think you're a paleo-libertarian; it puts you in the more conservative realm, but you definately aren't the typical conservative's conservative.
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You strike me as conservative, a right-side libertarian. But not very republican.
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Ray Bingham
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I view you as a guy with a great sense of humor and someone I'd love to know in person, but alas, the internet is a cruel mistress... err... um... yeah...

Fwiw, I'm a serious disappointment misguided liberal who very rarely agrees with him to my very conservative father-in-law, but most people here seem to find me intollerably conservative. [Wink] So I think a part of this has to do with whom you're comparing.

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You seem like someone who actually thinks about what's going on, and when you finish thinking most of the time you have a conservative point of view. I respect this because even if I usually disagree with you, you are obviously someone who tries to understand what is going on and doesn't just blindly support one party or position [Big Grin]
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potemkyn
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Libertarian? I always scored authortarian on all the tests...oh well, can't be helped.

Thanks for the comments guys (and ladies too [Wink] ), but should I respond to a "conservatives do/don't this all the time"? I assuming from your responses that I should.

Potemkyn

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Libertarian? Potemkin is the opposite of a libertarian. Libertarianism combines fiscal conservatism and cultural nihilism. Potemkin combines fiscal liberalism and cultural traditionalism. Pretty close to myself, except that I'm a little less authoritarian than Potemkin -- where was that survey ...
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