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 . 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.
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. So I think a part of this has to do with whom you're comparing.
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
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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 ), but should I respond to a "conservatives do/don't this all the time"? I assuming from your responses that I should.
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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