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How would you self-apply?
Very Liberal 29%  29%  [ 9 ]
Liberal 19%  19%  [ 6 ]
Left of Center 26%  26%  [ 8 ]
Centrist/Moderate 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
Right of Center 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
Old School GOP 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Right Wing 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 31
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 Post subject: What's your label?
PostPosted: July 24 19, 5:11 pm 
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Mary's thread got me thinking, because I think there's more diversity of opinion on GRB that we allow for.....

I thought about adding descriptors along the lines of "Old school GOP" = "Low taxes, small government, yay war!" but really I'm interested in how the room anonymously self-identifies so I left it out.


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I’m a very liberal centrist. I think.


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I consider myself centrist. However, it appears I'm a raging leftist to those who talk with me. Go figure.


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I go further and further left the older I get.


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Amy Klobuchar moderate.


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Mary1966 wrote:
Amy Klobuchar moderate.

I’m curious how you see the relationships between Klobucharism and Dennis Kucinich’s politics. Did his Catholicism transform his left politics into something distinct?


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I kinda object to the scale ending at "very liberal". I think the 2D chart kinda deal would be a more interesting/accurate poll


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lukethedrifter wrote:
I’m a very liberal centrist. I think.


This might be as honest an answer as one can get. Generally speaking I think people largely have a tendency to think that they are more centrist/moderate than we really are. Some who call themselves "moderate" might be right, but a lot of that is projecting their beliefs into the safe zone of perceived centrism. Understanding that we can be technically "very liberal" while holding a personal bias that causes us to self-identify as "centrist" is a pretty Jack Handy level Deep Thought.

Another big--and I think very productive--conversation we could have is "what is centrism"? It's not what it was 20 years ago, or 40. It's fluid, but what is it today?


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For me, there is a fairly big gap between “what I would like” vs. “what I think is realistic that I could live with”. The former is certainly more liberal. The latter is probably dead center.


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I object; you left off socialist and full blown commie.


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