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Poll: What are your politics?

By Eliot Jacobson, Apr 29, 2017.

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  1. Right of conservative

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  2. Conservative

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  3. Independent

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. Liberal

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  5. Left of liberal

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  6. Other (describe below)

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  1. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    What are your politics?
     
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  2. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    Should be interesting. You did not have a category for "left of left," however. ;)
     
  3. TrishSaunders

    TrishSaunders Member Supporter Editor

    you left out far right...or assumed nobody would tick that box (he)
     
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  4. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    Fixed. Change your vote.
     
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  5. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    lol. I was (sort of) kidding.
     
  6. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    Well ... I am far left of left, so I wanted it. :boast:
     
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  7. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    :crazy:

    Commie.
     
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  8. silent lotus

    silent lotus _-_== Loiterer ==_-_ Supporter

    or a category for:   LeftOvers

    soup kitchen politics

    `
     
  9. Obed Ladiny

    Obed Ladiny Well-Known Member

    I don't classify myself into any group. I can easily disagree with any of them on any given issues. I also notice that many who align themselves with one or the other disagree on things we could all agree on, but often do not, simply because of party affiliation. The last thing I want is for people to tell me what I should or must align myself with because of my race, ethnic background, or even economic situation. What ever the decision, I want to make it on my own. That's my take.

    By the way, this is a long overdue post. ;)
     
  10. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    I can, too. But in the United States, at least, there do tend to be broad brush strokes of inclination or belief that allows one to more or less feel affiliated with one group or the other. Unfortunately, in the U.S., there are only two viable groups, Republicans and Democrats, roughly deemed "conservative" and "liberal," respectively. I much prefer the parliamentary democracies, which allow for more gradations of persuasion and act as a mechanism for forcing more inter-group compromise than exists in the United States.
     
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  11. Obed Ladiny

    Obed Ladiny Well-Known Member

    hmmm... an interesting way of democracy to apply in the U.S. :)
     
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  12. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    In much of the world the U.S. classifications don't make sense. For example, it is my understanding that climate change and gay rights are not considered political issues associated with the major parties in the U.K.

    In the U.S. we have one party that denies science and medicine, and another that accepts it  - as a defining characteristic of the parties. That's just sick.
     
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  13. silent lotus

    silent lotus _-_== Loiterer ==_-_ Supporter


    democracy in America has always been a Demo.........the chorus still needs a lot of rehearsing
    always at least a half octave off   the american version of Democracy has been too much party
    and not enough sober problem solving

    if they ever get past a Demo... the recording might be one of those fluke one hit wonders

    yet there is probably just too much greed in the world to keep it at the top of the Billboard Charts


    silent lotus

    `
     
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  14. Obed Ladiny

    Obed Ladiny Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of the dilemma of Romeo & Juliet. I digress, I know. :D
     
  15. Obed Ladiny

    Obed Ladiny Well-Known Member

    Too much greed indeed.
     
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  16. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    Among other things....

    For instance, the U.S. is a country that, for some reason, can't figure out how to give all of its citizens affordable access to quality health care when every other "advanced" country can. Maybe that word "advanced" is the problem. Or maybe greed is the problem. Whatever the cause, it's just crazy. The idea that if you're unlucky and get really sick in U.S., you could die if you can't afford treatment for a treatable sickness...that's just nuts.

    What's the difference between poverty and a death penalty? A conviction.
     
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  17. silent lotus

    silent lotus _-_== Loiterer ==_-_ Supporter

  18. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

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  19. chris.marsden

    chris.marsden Member Supporter

    Love this! I've always been a socialist and leaving school with Thatcher at the height of her power has only cemented my stance. People before profit.
    The state should exist to serve the people, not the other way around.
     
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  20. TrishSaunders

    TrishSaunders Member Supporter Editor

    how well I remember those years....the gallant coal miners she cared so little about, her friendship with Reagan. Seems like yesterday!
     
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  21. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    Since everyone else is telling you :

    You left out the 'right ones'
    Which mine are. :)
     
  22. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there. Supporter

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  23. Jay Dougherty

    Jay Dougherty Well Worn Supporter Editor

    What do people think of when they think of "Right of conservative"?
     
  24. chris.marsden

    chris.marsden Member Supporter

    The way the coal miners were treated by the police was horrendous. I remember seeing  them being charged by mounted police on TV as a kid and couldn't believe it. Her 'special' relationship with Reagan has been mirrored to a small extent by Theresa May and Donald Trump...she couldn't wait to cross the Atlantic to suck up to him. Your right, Trish, it all seems like it happened yesterday.
     
  25. chris.marsden

    chris.marsden Member Supporter

    Fascist springs to mind, Jay.
     
  26. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    For me, Bannon, Limbaugh, Hannity, Alex Jones, white nationalism, Tea Party, NRA, etc ...
     
  27. TrishSaunders

    TrishSaunders Member Supporter Editor

    The way the coal miners were treated by the police was horrendous...

    they did so under her tacit approval, if not her outright direction.
    that trail led straight into 10 downing street.
     
  28. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there. Supporter

    Anyone who thinks only they have the *right* to speak for anyone and everyone.   Mostly political televangelists, so to speak.
     
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  29. Tim J Brennan

    Tim J Brennan Well-Known Member

    Since folks seem to need Politics to be shoved into a drawer marked with sub-titles (e.g. politics: conservative, liberal, etc.), maybe we need to put an extra sub-title on Poet.

    Maybe we already do.
     
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  30. chris.marsden

    chris.marsden Member Supporter

    You're so right, she wanted to break them by any means at her disposal, and she did break them. She also broke whole communities who relied on the pits.

    When she died I was sickened that she received a state funeral! The suffering that her policies had created during her time in office didn't warrant such public expense at a time of austerity. She should never have had such a public funeral under any circumstances.
     
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