It is really difficult to label ones politics these days. I am not Tea Party - anything with the label 'bigot' associated with it turns me off. I like Tea Party ideas on measured spending, but want to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Leave the big three entitlements alone. I think the Republican position on illegal immigration is reasonable considering our 9.1% unemployment. I think the Alabama Immigration Act is courageous, while others bicker and take no stand. Taking that stand with Alabama as a white person has made me the recipient of the word 'bigot' from idealistic liberals and Mexican nationals! My liberalism extends ONLY to AMERICAN CITIZENS. I believe we should support our fellow CITIZENS temporarily with a welfare safety net, but it is not designed to be a life long way to support one's self. I also support the death penalty in some cases. I may be OWS (Occupy Wall Street), but someone told me recently I am really a 'conservative Democrat,' (the term makes no sense to me). I think it is very possible that OWS and the Tea Party could come together. So, you will find me to be a guy who is direct and consistent in my views, who does not follow party lines, likes to think for himself, is overall center left, but still does not know how to label himself politically. I guess I believe in free enterprise coupled with a system of social support. Neither has to be as it is currently. I am flexible, open to new ideas. While I am a member of the Democratic National Committee, I was out at my Jeep in the middle of the night, during the debt ceiling talks, removing the Obama 2012 sticker the DNC sent me. The last time the DNC asked for money for Obama, I sent back a note, "I do not donate to Republicans." Go figure. Anyone who does not fit neatly into a party chair suffers attacks from all sides. That said, I am ready to be attacked from all sides. That is how I learn. One must never stop learning and rethinking.