Conservative or Liberal?

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I guess I'm somewhere in the middle, but it all depends on the topic. My wife is disabled, so I'm very much a follower of the Democrats when it comes to health care benefits and health care reform . But most of the candidates that are strong for health care want to pay for the benefits by cutting the military's budget. As a firm supporter of a US military that is commenserate with our role as the worlds policeman on that subject I'm rather conservative. Kerry Vs. Bush well I guess I'd have to stick with George W. He doesn't always know WHY he made a decision, but at least he CAN make a decision. Looks like decision 2004 will be the lesser of two evils.
 

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Originally posted by RStory
Well, in theory that is an easy question. Republicans = Conservative
Democrats = Liberals

But there are boll-weevil democrats (I'm one) that are conservative when dealing with law, military, spending, but liberal when dealing with issues of personal liberties and freedoms.

Then there are liberal Republicans, but they don't tend to have a voice in the party of choice.


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The problem with being a boll-weevil Democrat (my dad's one, he couldn't imagine calling himself a Republican) is that they are being forced out of their own party. Zell Miller wrote a book about it, called A National Party No More. Its a real good book, mainly about how old time southern Democrats are a dying breed. Wish there were more Democrats like Zell Miller.
 

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Yes I have read Corps Values. Another excellent book. Senator Miller certainly has a good head on those shoulders. I think he'd make a better President than either of the two candidates.
 
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One of the myriad of probelms in American politics, is the unwillingness of some of the best public figures to whore themselves out in order to get higher public offices.
 
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Originally posted by hogdriver
I'm with you PvtMana, Doctor Sinister is our only hope. I've thought of starting a write-in campaign. Who cares if he's not a citizen, when he is our leader, it wont matter.:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :thumb:
Excellent, the Mind-Control Ray is working a treat!

Thanks for your loyalty, you will be rewarded.

Dr. S.
 

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Originally posted by Iron Mike USMC
One of the myriad of probelms in American politics, is the unwillingness of some of the best public figures to whore themselves out in order to get higher public offices.
Yeah, it sucks, don't it? I was really pulling for McCain in 2000, thought he'd be able to change things. But the establishment got him, not enough money and too little pandering.
 
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Originally posted by Iron Mike USMC
One of the myriad of probelms in American politics, is the unwillingness of some of the best public figures to whore themselves out in order to get higher public offices.
That's part of the problem. A good leader has lead a life of action and likely as a few indescretions in their closet. We are too concerned with who somebody slept with in college or what some one smoke/drank/ingested when they were a teenager. As long as some one has to be "skeleton free" to get elected we're going to be stuck with some pretty dull leadership. Give me a horny, boozing womanizer who can access a situation and make a decision over a true blue milquetoast that waffles in the wind!
 

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Alright guys...

I'm a Bible-thumpin' right-wing conservative....

As for Bush and Kerry....

Bush is a very noble man who seems to be the only one who has followed-through with America's anti-terrorism campaign...I do realize that there were plans in the making in the Clinton administration...but why did he wait until the end of his term to make these budget additions when the 1st bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993? Granted, Bush Sr. could have done more, but there's only so much one can do in a year.

My point is that the liberal politicians seem to be the ones most concerned with domestic affairs (such as healthcare, etc.) whereas conservatives are more militarily oriented (such as military funding, weapons programs concerning strategic deterrence, and homeland security).

But alas, i loathe politics...i would just as soon strap on my helmet and never talk to another person about politics ever again to anyone...:thumb:

Hooya
 

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Staunch conservative with a bit of a nationalist streak at times. Rabidly anti-communist/socialist. Fed up with the government taking my money to spend on worthless/immoral social programs. Fully believe in capitalism. Anti-abortion. Pax Americana? Yes please.
 

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Originally posted by sickpup
Staunch conservative with a bit of a nationalist streak at times. Rabidly anti-communist/socialist. Fed up with the government taking my money to spend on worthless/immoral social programs. Fully believe in capitalism. Anti-abortion. Pax Americana? Yes please.
That's why I left the "Left" camp. Too many bludgers on welfare, it's a joke.
 

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Staunch conservative with a bit of a nationalist streak at times. Rabidly anti-communist/socialist. Fed up with the government taking my money to spend on worthless/immoral social programs. Fully believe in capitalism. Anti-abortion. Pax Americana? Yes please.
closest thing Ive seen to me here. Although I fale at times,I try to keep my political stance out of my other interests.
 

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Right Winged

I listen to neither rush or all I am a big fan of a guy named Michael Savage. I am very firm on stuff like the war, anti abortion, equal rights for relious people aka christian rights in school. but as far as taxes goes, I tend to lean a lil to the left cause I make about 20k a year and they tax the crap out of me, so Im interested in what is gonna go down this year.
 

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Republican, but vote moderate. Read a poll that the moderates (democrats and republicans) are the big majority but it is the extremists in the groups that define the issues!! argh

Bush isn't doing us much good. Unsure about Kerry. No way would I vote for Nader (latest polls he will suck equal number of votes from Dems and Repubs).

Where are you John McCain??

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