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Who needs governments, I'm a right wing libertarian anarchist / survivalist 2 2.63%
Pat Buchanan is my hero. 1 1.32%
A firm conservative 3 3.95%
Mainly conservative, but liberal on a couple of issues 5 6.58%
Centrist, but more conservative than liberal 8 10.53%
Centrist, but more liberal than conservative 14 18.42%
Mainly liberal, but conservative on a couple of issues 13 17.11%
A solid liberal 21 27.63%
Far out flamin' leftie. Let's squeez the rich and increase taxes to 80% 6 7.89%
Bring down the rotten capitalist system, I'm an anarcho syndicalist/Trotskyie/Communist 3 3.95%
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:03 PM   #16
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People always want to see themselves as normal; if you are talking FYM standards I think that the results are skewed by that. On the other hand if everybody took a political quiz to determine where they stand I suspect the results would yield a better result.

Libertarianism ~ which I suspect is by definition right wing because the general nature of the left-right dichotomy is one of government size and interference (for the record I do not consider the Bush administration particularly dedicated to such policies).
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People always want to see themselves as normal; if you are talking FYM standards I think that the results are skewed by that. On the other hand if everybody took a political quiz to determine where they stand I suspect the results would yield a better result.
Absolutely correct but I am specifically looking for where people PERCEIVE themselves to be in this particular poll.

It might be an idea when this poll is closed to post one of those quizs to see how the results would compare.
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:06 PM   #18
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"Mainly conservative, but liberal on a couple of issues"
I'm pretty much the same way... I'm somewhere in the middle, but I'm probably more right leaning... However, there are plenty of issues I'm definitely to the left of...
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Libertarianism ~ which I suspect is by definition right wing because the general nature of the left-right dichotomy is one of government size and interference (for the record I do not consider the Bush administration particularly dedicated to such policies).
I agree, although at the fringes of libertarianism you have the Survivalist movement, while on the fringes of the far left you have anarcho-syndicalists who also seem to believe in much reduced central government.
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People always want to see themselves as normal
Except for the 4% so far that have voted for the first option.
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but don't you see, financeguy, if it isn't explicitly conservative, then it is totally liberal.

you know, liberal like CNN.

NYT
WaPo
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MSNBC

and anything else that doesn't get it's talking points from the WH.
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So far 70% or so place themselves in the centre or close to it...rumours of the far left FYM bias looking a bit dodgy at least at this early stage.....
No one has claimed FYM is "Far to the Left" as defined by this poll. No one has ever claimed that most people in here are Communist or close to it.
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No one has claimed FYM is "Far to the Left" as defined by this poll. No one has ever claimed that most people in here are Communist or close to it.


no, but many people claim that there's an anti-Christian bias.

not always, but that is often read as having a left-wing bias.

anyway ... how could an open forum have a bias? if you think it's too left wing, then open your right wing mouth and say something. and vice versa.
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No one has claimed FYM is "Far to the Left" as defined by this poll. No one has ever claimed that most people in here are Communist or close to it.
Well it's early days yet. I have put a 5 day time limit on it.

Doubtless tomorrow all the close Commies will vote.
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I guess solid liberal but I can be a far out leftie sometimes and I vote for the occasional Republican locally.
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Doubtless tomorrow all the close Commies will vote.
i voted today.
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Well it's early days yet. I have put a 5 day time limit on it.

Doubtless tomorrow all the close Commies will vote.
Guess I better wait until tomorrow to vote then, eh?


But what I'm really wondering is who's the nutjob who voted Pat Buchanan is my hero?
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Guess I better wait until tomorrow to vote then, eh?


But what I'm really wondering is who's the nutjob who voted Pat Buchanan is my hero?
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oh well obviously that nutjob is me!






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