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« on: August 02, 2012, 09:51:42 am »
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....according to Political Compass, anyway.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/euchart
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 10:01:22 am »

Which is sort of why it sucks.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 10:04:06 am »
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Which is sort of why it sucks.

It would probably put you to the right of the BNP. Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 10:11:26 am »
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Hollande ? Thoring-Schmidt ? Di Rupo ? LOL.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 10:19:02 am »
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The Political Compass is a total joke. Read the text below the various charts. They're basically awful Chomskyite leftists who think Dennis Kucinich is a Great Man and that the world is run by Je-- --international bankers.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 10:55:23 am »
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The PVV-supported Dutch government being the most socially libertarian?
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 11:00:54 am »
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Yay! If only...
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 02:13:18 pm »
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It gets interesting when you compare their EU chart with their 2012 U.S. presidential election chart.

Look very closely, and you'll notice that the Cameron government in Britain is actually more right-wing than Mitt Romney. Tongue



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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 05:47:04 pm »
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The Political Compass is a total joke.

It's almost as realiable as Zogby polling.
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 07:56:00 pm »
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Look very closely, and you'll notice that the Cameron government in Britain is actually more right-wing than Mitt Romney. Tongue


I know right. Mitt should be closer to Victor Orban.
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 04:52:13 am »
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How do they get these numbers?  If they're actually going through the questions and trying to answer them as they think the people in question would, then they must be giving some strange answers to get some of those scores.

(I once did this myself with Tony Blair, and got a much more centrist score than they were showing for him at the time.)
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 04:28:14 pm »
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The most telling thing about how not found of Cameron they are is that they put the UK just a point less authoritarian than Hungary.

Gary Johnson's placement on the economic axis might be most amusing though. And I don't know where they're getting Rocky Anderson being so economically right wing from.
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