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42. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 29, 2012, 14:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 13:38:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 13:20:
That study was pretty pointless. I think people at either extreme are pretty nuts, but I think that conservatives tend to define anyone to the left of their position as extreme anyway. Obama is a centrist by any objective measure, yet conservatives try to paint him as a some kind of radical socialist extremist. It's utterly ridiculous, but that certainly doesn't seem to bother them.

Don't paint us all with the same brush. The vast majority of Conservatives I've met are quite moderate and do not do what you claim there. I am fairly Conservative and I wouldn't either. I have nothing but indifference for many extreme Conservative points and I think religion is an utter waste of time and money. That said, the left has its own closet full of villains and extremists just as we do. Some ideas are just inherently liberal or rooted in socialism, I'm not saying that is a Bad Thing either. I really do want a national health care system, I just don't like the way Obama has attacked the problem, not that Romney necessarily has a great solution either.

Just like Democrats aren't defined by their extreme left, don't define Conservatives by the extreme right.

First of all, I'm not a Democrat nor a conservative, nor a liberal. I'm an independent that leans right on some things, like gun control, tax code and education, left on others like gay marriage and abortion, and libertarian on some things like the drug war. I don't fall neatly into any category.

Maybe I am painting with too broad a brush, but since the spokespeople for "conservatives" today are either insane themselves, or at least siding with those who are, it's difficult to determine whether there actually are any moderate conservatives left. I assume that if there are, they are the fabled swing voters, and I would hope they're leaning to Obama on this one, as I'd rather not have to endure all the crazy that will come tagging along with a Romney administration. Republican candidates can't seem to go more than a few days without saying something offensive or just plain crazy. We've got enough assholes and morons in Congress already. We don't need more and we don't need to further enable those that are there.

 
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