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Question: Which party's members on this forum would you most prefer to have staffing an entire U.S. administration (this is RANDOMLY SELECTED - you don't get to pick who has what position)
Democrats   -19 (50%)
Republicans   -9 (23.7%)
Libertarians   -10 (26.3%)
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Total Voters: 38

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« Reply #75 on: November 22, 2008, 07:24:03 pm »
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I respect libertarians just like I try to go out of my way to respect to the Gopers here by finding common ground on issues ( in most cases iam more conservative then soft republicans).  I just think libertarianism would be dangerous in todays America. We need controls and regulations to keep the order, because leaving everything in the hands of the folks don't always work out so great. I have nothing but pure  admiration of both parties.  But the Democrats here are better suited to run the country.
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« Reply #76 on: November 22, 2008, 07:34:25 pm »
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I respect libertarians just like I try to go out of my way to respect to the Gopers here by finding common ground on issues ( in most cases iam more conservative then soft republicans).  I just think libertarianism would be dangerous in todays America. We need controls and regulations to keep the order, because leaving everything in the hands of the folks don't always work out so great. I have nothing but pure  admiration of both parties.  But the Democrats here are better suited to run the country.

Go dems! hooray!
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« Reply #77 on: November 23, 2008, 02:04:04 am »
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I respect libertarians just like I try to go out of my way to respect to the Gopers here by finding common ground on issues ( in most cases iam more conservative then soft republicans).  I just think libertarianism would be dangerous in todays America. We need controls and regulations to keep the order, because leaving everything in the hands of the folks don't always work out so great. I have nothing but pure  admiration of both parties.  But the Democrats here are better suited to run the country.

Go dems! hooray!

Would make a great Democratic convention speech.
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« Reply #78 on: November 23, 2008, 02:07:05 am »
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I respect libertarians just like I try to go out of my way to respect to the Gopers here by finding common ground on issues ( in most cases iam more conservative then soft republicans).  I just think libertarianism would be dangerous in todays America. We need controls and regulations to keep the order, because leaving everything in the hands of the folks don't always work out so great. I have nothing but pure  admiration of both parties.  But the Democrats here are better suited to run the country.

Go dems! hooray!

Would make a great Democratic convention speech.

hahaha yup.
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« Reply #79 on: November 23, 2008, 02:08:52 am »
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Randomly selected? Libertarians or Republicans then. Most of the Democrats here are staunch liberals or even socialists.
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« Reply #80 on: November 23, 2008, 02:11:19 am »
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Randomly selected? Libertarians or Republicans then. Most of the Democrats here are staunch liberals or even socialists.

How so?
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« Reply #81 on: November 23, 2008, 02:13:56 am »
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A lot of the D-regulars like JSJourner, Lief, jFern, GMantis, etc. trend towards the HARD left economically. They're basically 'Social Democrats,' self-identified or not. Plus this forum is significantly to the left of the american discourse in general. In some ways that's great, in others not so much.
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« Reply #82 on: November 23, 2008, 02:17:32 am »
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A lot of the D-regulars like JSJourner, Lief, jFern, GMantis, etc. trend towards the HARD left economically. They're basically 'Social Democrats,' self-identified or not. Plus this forum is significantly to the left of the american discourse in general. In some ways that's great, in others not so much.

So you want atlasia to have a bad economic crisis. well... welll....
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« Reply #83 on: November 23, 2008, 02:19:17 am »
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A lot of the D-regulars like JSJourner, Lief, jFern, GMantis, etc. trend towards the HARD left economically. They're basically 'Social Democrats,' self-identified or not. Plus this forum is significantly to the left of the american discourse in general. In some ways that's great, in others not so much.

They are not socalist.

Maybe they care about helping people, unlike the republicans here who are cold hearted in that area.
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« Reply #84 on: November 23, 2008, 02:22:30 am »
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A lot of the D-regulars like JSJourner, Lief, jFern, GMantis, etc. trend towards the HARD left economically. They're basically 'Social Democrats,' self-identified or not. Plus this forum is significantly to the left of the american discourse in general. In some ways that's great, in others not so much.

Yeah I hate Obama supporters, all being economic leftists and all
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« Reply #85 on: November 23, 2008, 03:49:23 am »
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A lot of the D-regulars like JSJourner, Lief, jFern, GMantis, etc. trend towards the HARD left economically. They're basically 'Social Democrats,' self-identified or not. Plus this forum is significantly to the left of the american discourse in general. In some ways that's great, in others not so much.

Yeah I hate Obama supporters, all being economic leftists and all

Its not socialism, its having care about those who don't have much.
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« Reply #86 on: November 23, 2008, 04:09:12 am »
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Maybe they care about helping people, unlike the republicans here who are cold hearted in that area.
From what I've seen many of the Republicans here are actually significantly more moderate than the party leadership. People like Soult, Andrew, Torie, etc. would be accused of being RINOs in the current climate. Like I said, the forum tilts left.

Also not viewing government intervention as practical or desirable /=/ selfishness.

A lot of the D-regulars like JSJourner, Lief, jFern, GMantis, etc. trend towards the HARD left economically. They're basically 'Social Democrats,' self-identified or not. Plus this forum is significantly to the left of the american discourse in general. In some ways that's great, in others not so much.

Yeah I hate Obama supporters, all being economic leftists and all

Its not socialism, its having care about those who don't have much.
I would call heavy taxation, large work/entitlement programs, bail outs, protectionism, etc. social democratic policies. Which basically makes it 'diet' socialism. Not significant ownership of industry, but heavy redistribution of wealth and regulation.
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« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2008, 04:14:09 am »
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Maybe they care about helping people, unlike the republicans here who are cold hearted in that area.
From what I've seen many of the Republicans here are actually significantly more moderate than the party leadership. People like Soult, Andrew, Torie, etc. would be accused of being RINOs in the current climate. Like I said, the forum tilts left.

Also not viewing government intervention as practical or desirable /=/ selfishness.

A lot of the D-regulars like JSJourner, Lief, jFern, GMantis, etc. trend towards the HARD left economically. They're basically 'Social Democrats,' self-identified or not. Plus this forum is significantly to the left of the american discourse in general. In some ways that's great, in others not so much.

Yeah I hate Obama supporters, all being economic leftists and all

Its not socialism, its having care about those who don't have much.
I would call heavy taxation, large work/entitlement programs, bail outs, protectionism, etc. social democratic policies. Which basically makes it 'diet' socialism. Not significant ownership of industry, but heavy redistribution of wealth and regulation.

This stump speech worked out well for Mac.
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« Reply #88 on: November 23, 2008, 04:21:18 am »
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McCain was never that coherent or articulate about his agenda, unfortunately.

Anyway, I don't have a total laissez-faire attitude on economic issues. I'm a big supporter of universal healthcare and oppose making the bush tax cuts permanent, for example. Basically I'm not all that different from the DLC types like Bill Clinton.
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« Reply #89 on: November 23, 2008, 05:44:14 am »
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McCain was never that coherent or articulate about his agenda, unfortunately.

Anyway, I don't have a total laissez-faire attitude on economic issues. I'm a big supporter of universal healthcare and oppose making the bush tax cuts permanent, for example. Basically I'm not all that different from the DLC types like Bill Clinton.


Why are you calling your fellow democrats socialist?  Unless you didn't know red means democrat?
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« Reply #90 on: November 23, 2008, 06:19:19 am »
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Red doesn't mean Democrat. The other side took that color awhile back, Leip is just too stubborn to change it. Tongue I call them 'socialistic' because, again, a lot of them clearly have 'social democratic' views. The national party is more moderate and diverse.
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« Reply #91 on: November 23, 2008, 06:23:17 am »
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Red doesn't mean Democrat. The other side took that color awhile back, Leip is just too stubborn to change it. Tongue I call them 'socialistic' because, again, a lot of them clearly have 'social democratic' views.

Socialism is not as bad as most people make it out to be.
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« Reply #92 on: November 23, 2008, 06:26:06 am »
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Before you were all bored in your bread line but nowadays you can listen to your iPod.  mmf gigga umpf yeah bread
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« Reply #93 on: November 23, 2008, 06:41:32 am »
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Red doesn't mean Democrat. The other side took that color awhile back, Leip is just too stubborn to change it. Tongue I call them 'socialistic' because, again, a lot of them clearly have 'social democratic' views.

Socialism is not as bad as most people make it out to be.

Not that anybody is  in favor of socialism.


Lets stop tossing the "S" word around already.
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« Reply #94 on: November 23, 2008, 11:10:48 am »
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Hey! Hey! I'm a socialist! Angry

I can't believe I wasn't even mentioned here.
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« Reply #95 on: November 23, 2008, 11:37:20 am »
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I voted Republican
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