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    How come Liberals are afraid to admit they are liberal? We have a bunch on this board that are far left and keep claiming they are moderates or "middle of the road" types. I do not hear many Conservatives ever make the claim, "hey I am a moderate".

    If your political belief is so bad you can not even own up to it on a message board, that should tell you something.
     
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    Who ever sees themselves as a radical? What is considered a moderate liberal today was a far left radical when I was a teenager. At that time, I was a "liberal," and at 18 a registered Democrat. Both the label and registration card didn't survive Jimmy Carter.

    My political idealism hasn't changed much since then. The spectrum just moves further left with each generation.
     
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    It's because, deep in the darkest recesses of their souls, they know that being liberal is really stupid. BUt they've invested some much energy into their liberalism, they can't just walk away. So they just try to hide it.
     
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    Again, you've got it backward... it's the "right" that's moved... happened after Ronnie gave the religious radicals a seat at the table...
     
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    Your confusion is due to your reliance on slogans and labels. When your stereotype of "liberals" is challenged you become disoriented. You also have trouble assessing what's centre, left and right, probably due to the error of parallax from your position on the extreme right where everyone other than the lunar right look to be left.
     
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    Again, you are incorrect. The entire political spectrum has shifted left. Research it.

    Can you EVER disucss an issue without throwing some bogus partisan dirt on a Republican? Reagan didn't give religious radicals a seat anywhere. The simple fact is Bible Belt conservative babyboomers were at the peak of their power and at the age where people actually vote.

    Whether or not you like it, Christians are US citizens and have a right to vote just like you. We have just as much voice in government as you and our wishes and ideals are every bit as important as yours. By law.
     
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    The right moved right, the left moved left and most of us were left in the center wondering what the fuck happened to our country.
     
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    I'm a liberal. The far left types aren't liberals. They're far left.

    I've also run against quite a few "conservatives" that pretend they are moderates. And many "conservatives" that are actually far right...more of those.
     
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    It's also probably true that Carter never was a liberal.
     
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    Go ahead point us to some rabid right wingers on this board that claim they are middle of the road moderates?

    Dogger is the latest liberal that has claimed he is just a moderate.
     

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