Conservative or liberal? Who cares?

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  1. Wry Catcher
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    I don't.

    Do you? If you do, why?
     
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    Is it an American trait to identify so strongly with one camp or the other?
    It seems to be so important to declare your political leanings on this forum.
     
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    Well said. Why?
     
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    I don't know, I was asking if it's a general American characteristic or is it only typical on this site?
    From this distance, people in the US seem to be incredibly partisan and passionate about their politics (alliteration unintended) - fanatical even...
     
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    Forgive me, but I'm rather skeptical that you really don't care. You tend to be one of the more partisan members of the board. Don't get me wrong, Ill take your word for the matter, but it be nice to see alittle more evidence of it.
     
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    I'm a liberal but voting Republican or Democrat doesn't make a difference. They're all the same (another reason why Republicans look bad when they call Barack "Bush Tax Cut Extension" Obama a socialist). Now come November, I'll vote Democrat, just because social conservatives can go to hell.
     
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    That maybe true. I hold very stong personal beliefs, values if you will. Does that make me partisan? I hold the Golden Rule as sacrosanct, personal wealth isn't my life goal but I've done better than 90% of Americans and never screwed anyone; I've never allowed anyone to screw me either.
     
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    That liberal ideal is curing society's ills by social engineering. FAIL
     
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    Most of what conservatives are calling "social engineering" today are the same ideas they vigorously supported just a few years ago.
     
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    This message board exposes extremes. There are very few 'liberals' who post and many (too many?) very extreme conservatives. Americans are generally pragmatic, conservatives are not. Please don't judge us by the vitriol you read here.

    http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...-warning-system-foes-say/?partner=rss&emc=rss

    the above expresses why I find conservatives rather stupid.
     
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