Political Leaning

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Kiernan, Dec 7, 2003.

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How would you classify your general political opinions?

  1. Very Conservative

    14 vote(s)
    14.7%
  2. Conservative

    25 vote(s)
    26.3%
  3. Moderate/Independent

    17 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. Liberal

    22 vote(s)
    23.2%
  5. Very Liberal

    17 vote(s)
    17.9%
  1. Kiernan

    Kiernan New Member

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    I'm curious to see how you guys rank up politically. I want to see if it correlates with how people are arguing in the rest of their discussions.

    I'll start: I'm liberal.
     
  2. Arwen

    Arwen Well-Known Member

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    I hate politics and prefer never to choose a party...but I suppose if I had to I'd be liberal...
     
  3. Kiernan

    Kiernan New Member

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    I just find that kind of funny, in an ironic way. You hate politics, but here you are, really active on the debates board. :D
     
  4. Lonearcher

    Lonearcher Nocturnal

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    This ought to get interesting.

    :balrog:

    I'm conservative myself. :fightyou:
     
  5. Radagast

    Radagast Art House Member

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    Liberal, for the most part. According to a quiz I wrote in history class earlier this year I was classified as for the most part Liberal, but with a bit of Socialist views. (But I didn't base my choice on that test.)
     
  6. Lonearcher

    Lonearcher Nocturnal

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    Although I am a conservative I feel that it is important to have a balance btween conservatism and liberalism in a ruling body in order to acheive a good balance. If the ruling body as a whole leans too much either way then the people suffer.

    I find it irritating that our elected officials allow their own political affiliations to get in the way of the common good. It seems that they often argue and disagree with one another simply because of party affiliation rather than performing their duty of running the country.
     
  7. Arwen

    Arwen Well-Known Member

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    I just don't like limiting myself to one party's view of things...I prefer thinking for myself :p
     
  8. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm liberal for the most part. I don't support any party. Both have their good and bad opinions. It's much better to think for yourself on every issue than have a party dictate to you.

    Lonearcher, why am I not suprised someone from Texas is conservative. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Kiernan

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    Yeah, that's good to do. I'm liberal for the most part, but that doesn't mean I agree with the Democratic Party on everything that they do. It does bother me how many people vote completely along party lines, without considering their individual opinion.

    Amen to that! I've always felt we could get a whole lot more done in this country if politicians just worked together for once, instead of ramming their positions down eachother's throats. We could use a lot more compromise in our government.
     
  10. doleniel

    doleniel Elven High Priestess

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    I would have to say very liberal, simply because I feel so strongly about the issues I have an opinion on. I don't go directly with a party, though, I just go with whatever candidate feels right.

    Politicians? Work together? Can you use those words together in a sentance?
     
  11. Lady_of_Shalott

    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    My political leaning is definitely conservative. That's not to say I would never vote for a Democrat, if he or she had the right idea. But in general I don't agree with anything that the Democratic party is about. However there are some things in the Republican party that I do not like. No party is perfect.

    And politicians working together? It is possible, believe it or not, but it's so rare that people forget that it can happen. And it would be great if they could all work together for the good of the country, but no matter how hard they try they can't. Why? Because they have opposite views of what is good for the country. And if they agreed on what was good for the country, there would only be one political party.
     
  12. Lonearcher

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    Nienor, I would say that it's in the blood but both of my parents are registered Democrats! The funny thing is we agree almost completely on the issues.

    Actually, the governor of TX prior to Mr. Bush was a Democrat. Texas is fairly well divided between Republicans and Democrats and up until last year the Democrats were the ruling party in the state houses for something like 40 years or so.

    I'd have to guess that the change in the political climate is due in large part to the changes in the Democratic "party line" of the last decade.
     
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    I choose not to align myself with any particular party. I would consider myself independent(but the the Independent Party), with some liberal, and some conservative veiwpoints. If I was forced to admit it, I would venture to say, I could be classified as a bleeding heart. Anyway, I choose to make my own decisions, and do not like the sheeple outlook.
     
  14. Lady_of_Shalott

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    Well, now that we've established where some of us stand in the political spectrum, let's discuss something, shall we? So, who are all you libs going to endorse to rush against Bush? You've got a wide range of choices, that's for sure. Howard Dean, John Kerry, Dick Gephardt, Carol Mosely Braun, Al Sharpton, Wesley Clark, John Edwards, Joe Lieberman, and um, there's someone else who's name has escaped me for the moment.
     
  15. Arwen

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    Here's the sticker that will be on my car :D

    Honestly I don't pay attention to politics though.
     
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    I'm liberal, if i had to choose a party, i'd probably be either democrat or green party. but, thanks to california's last joke of a recall, i think i'm going to stay out of politics for a while. i'm almost embarassed to call myself a californian. davis wasn't all that good of a governor, but the stupid people sure wasted so much money on a stupid recall election. money that would have been used in schools, on our roads, for the homeless, hospitals, actuall GOOD things. i guess "politicians" like swartzenegger dont care about their state's citizens. i think i shall move to canada.
     
  17. doleniel

    doleniel Elven High Priestess

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    I honestly don't know who I will support in the next election (not that it matters, I will be seven months short of being able to vote (grr! stupid summer birthdays!)) Most of the Democratic candidates have some ideas that I like and some that I don't like. For instance, it seems most of the Dems want to pull out of Iraq entirely, and while I don't think we should have been there in the first place, now that we are there, we need to finish the job. I also know that one of the candidates will never win his own state, because he was one of those slimy, ambulacne chasing lawyers. You know, the kind that advertises in the phone books and advertises with slogans like "you need a tiger on your side". I personally am going to wait to make a decision until I know more about the candidates.

    BTW, the guy you forgot is Dennis Kuscinich (sp?). There is no way he is going to win the democratic primary, so I see no need to worry about him. coincidentally, he looks like The Brain, from the cartoon Pinky and the Brain.
     
  18. Lady_of_Shalott

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    Thanks. He's easy to forget about isn't he? And I like the "Brain" comparison. Very witty.

    And I know he won't win the nomination. Not gonna happen, but he's still a candidate. I figure it'll be either Howard Dean (MacAuliffe (sp?) will just have to suck it up if Dean gets the nomination) John Kerry or Joe Lieberman. It doesn't really matter whcih one of them. They're all losers I think.
     
  19. Radagast

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    Good choice.:D Our political system is fairly boring actually. No scandoulous affairs with the secretaries, no bodybuilders turn actors turn govenors, etc. I'm probably exposed to the American political system more than the Canadian on a daily basis.
     
  20. Aemon Targaryen

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    I am liberal, but I dont consider myself a democrat or member of ANY party really.
     
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