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« on: January 01, 2010, 10:02:02 pm »

     Coburn by the sensible definition of the term. I guess Cao is a good contender for the American definition.
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 03:53:03 am »

Tom Coburn is not a liberal either even by European definition, under which even that there is a different between liberal and conservative. You don't see Coburn fitting well in the Liberal Democrats or Democrats 66 even economically do you? A European economic liberal would be like Mark Kirk (at least before he started running for Senate and got all teabaggy.)

Obviously Coburn wouldn't fit well in a liberal party, but nobody's calling him a liberal. His economic policies, howeber, are extremely neoliberal.

Far right economically != neoliberal. Lots of extremist libertarians hate neoliberals. I know Bono does.

Is Bono really a libertarian? I thought he was a liberal.

     He is a liberal. At least, in the same sense I'm a liberal, Libertas is a liberal, & Einzige is a liberal. If you mean you thought he was economically leftist, he's easily the most right-leaning of the forum libertarians.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 04:34:42 am »

Actually, I'm pretty sure Philip qualifies as the most far-right libertarian on the forum, and he's so far right that I'd never live in any country he governed. Mech and I probably tie for most left-leaning.

     In my experience, Philip tends to be more balanced in the positions he endorses while Bono mostly fights his battles over economic issues (he once professed to not caring about same-sex marriage).
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 04:45:29 am »

Actually, I'm pretty sure Philip qualifies as the most far-right libertarian on the forum, and he's so far right that I'd never live in any country he governed. Mech and I probably tie for most left-leaning.

     In my experience, Philip tends to be more balanced in the positions he endorses while Bono mostly fights his battles over economic issues (he once professed to not caring about same-sex marriage).

He does, however, have a lot of that HURR CHRISTIANITY HURR attitude that's common among those on the paleocon spectrum.

     I don't know if I've ever seen Philip post anything on the topic of religion, but Bono is someone who seriously takes part in theological discussions. I don't recall what his theological leanings are, though.
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