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Old 09-21-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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A person with opposite politics but you adore/respect?

This is similar to my "Favorite politician" thread, but this time, name who you like that is your opposite on the political spectrum. For example, if you consider yourself liberal, pick a conservative, and vice versa. If you're "in the middle", well, I don't know.....

Some of my favorite conservatives are:
Tucker Carlson (he and I know each other...cool guy)
Chuck Hagel
John McCain
My Sen. John Warner

Those are the main ones I can think of at the moment.....
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Old 09-21-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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I like Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). He's running for reelection and I will probably vote for him because he's a moderate Republican.
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Ah yes Arlen. I like him too.
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Hmmm.....

Jesse Helms. Charles Rangel. Patrick Buchanan. Jesse Jackson.
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George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill.
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Sen. Charles Grassley from Iowa (my state). He's not exactly the most charismatic figure on Capitol Hill, but he's an honest, genuinely nice guy. He's just about the only Republican I've ever voted for.
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Thatcher some of what she did and stood for was very wrong but at least she did what she was going to do.
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I thought long and hard about responding to this thread, but I can't come up with a single name. Say what you will about my character.
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I was going to say John McCain is someone I respect, but I'm not so sure anymore. He's the closest though.

Jesse Helms was great fun...couldn't admire or respect him, but he was good for laughs. Wasn't he the guy who kept a drawer full of porn in his desk so he could show people how bad it was? Haha! Yeah, I always thought "smut fighter" was a delightful job for a secret porn lover. I mean, think about it -- you get to see all the "smut" and still get to be a pillar of the community.
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John McCain. I actually voted for him in the 2000 election -- wrote his name in on the ballot.

And Reagan. When he died, I started to read alot about how shady some of the stuff he did was -- Iran Contra, trickle down economics and the like. But I was a young kid in the 1980s and I always remember him as a good guy back then.
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I like Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). He's running for reelection and I will probably vote for him because he's a moderate Republican.
I liked him at one time, until the Antia Hill hearings in 1991. He was so disrespectful towards her in the questions he asked her, due to Clarence Thomas. My vote will be going to Hoeffel in the PA election.
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:18 AM   #15
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I think of myself at the center of the political spectrum so i don't know what the oposite might be
But well in principle i respect every human being - including politicans

There is one extraordinary person from the Conservative German party i'd like to mention also i wouldn't call him "Oposite political direction"
Dr. Heiner Geißler
http://www.heiner-geissler.de/
His views and his politics was outstanding and he never was a "partisan politican".
on the other end of the spectrum, the former Socialist party of the GDR "Gregor Gysi" also i disslike his politics and his views i have to admit that he is smart and his speeches are exelent.
I'm glad he isn't a right-wing populist - because he'd do an extremely well job there too
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