Where do YOU fit in?

Came across this Pew Research poll posted in one of the Bulwark newsletters.

I was not surprised by where I came out: Mainstay Democrat, along with 16% of those polled. But that does not, as some here will say, make me a Radical Leftist. Those here on the Right of the spectrum tend to think ANY and ALL Democrats are Radical Leftists. It just ain’t true.

16 thoughts on “Where do YOU fit in?

  1. I really don’t think it is useful to characterize a person’s political views on one dimensional left/right line.

    You need at least 2 scales. Conservative/individualist vs Liberal/collectivist on one axis and libertarian vs authoritarian on the other. The Nolan Chart is one such effort

    Nolan chart quiz

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    1. I took the quiz. I am on the line between Libertarian and Liberal, but in the Moderate box leaning left.

      The other test by Green said I was with 13% as an Establishment Liberal.

      Both said I was a very handsome, super intelligent and compassionate fellow. Oh, wait, wrong test😇.

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      1. “Both said I was a very handsome, super intelligent and compassionate fellow. Oh, wait, wrong test.”

        Yeah, I took that one, too. But didn’t feel it necessary to share that one. LOL!

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    2. RE: “You need at least 2 scales. Conservative/individualist vs Liberal/collectivist on one axis and libertarian vs authoritarian on the other.”

      Surely a simple test just to identify authoritarians would be helpful. We could then brand or tatoo them to make them easier to shun.

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        1. Really? And Biden’s vaccine mandate by proxy is not the least bit authoritarian? Or just authoritarian that you agree with?

          What, exactly, did you find authoritarian about Trump? Note that actions that restored freedoms previously infringed is not authoritarian.

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          1. “What, exactly, did you find authoritarian about Trump”

            We can start with his denial of the election results in 2020. “President for life sounds good to me” is a paraphrase of something else he said early on when another leader, possibly Xi in China made it happen for himself.

            And I do not find mandates to protect public health to be authoritarian; they are are show of leadership that had been sorely lacking from 2017 through 2020.

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          2. Leadership is “I got the vaccine myself, and so did my family, and I think you should get vaccinated too.”

            “Get vaccinated or lose your job and leave your family destitute and homeless.” That is authoritarian.

            The first is what Trump did, the second is Biden’s way.

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          3. Biden did the same. And on LIVE TV, not behind the scenes where no one can know for sure if he, Trump, actually DID get vaccinated. (Maybe another “misstatement” on his part?) But a lot of people aren’t following the lead of either and to overcome idiocy in the name of public health and the greater good, Biden is doing what he believes is right and necessary to see this country through.

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          4. “Biden is doing what he believes is right and necessary to see this country through.”

            So did Mao, and Stalin, and Pol Pot.

            Authoritarians always commit their atrocities in the name of the greater good.

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          5. As expected. But here is a BIG difference here: We, for the time being, are still a Democratic Republic. Mandating vaccines, as is already required for admission to schools, is NOT the same thing.

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    3. I also took the Nolan test and found myself in the same general areas as Len, (Not surprised).

      However, what I did find was that the answers provided did not allow for what I think with regards to the questions as posed, and I had to choose the the closest one. It appeared to be a Libertarian litmus test. IMO

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  2. When you believe in dog whistles, that US justice and law enforcement are inherently racist and that white people exploit black people for personal enrichment, among other episodes of finding race under every rock, you might be an extremist lefty no matter what a poll says.
    However, I am not inclined to follow Paul’s model of claiming all GOP are evil, degenerate Trumpists so I might cut you some slack….just a little…

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    1. Your overstatement is noted. Denying the existence of racism is pure denialism and not helpful to any discussion.

      As far as dog whistles go, it seems you have the problem with them, but that is another topic.

      Not all of the GOP is evil. I can honestly say that. However, I wonder if YOU can say you feel the same way about Democrats? If not, your just another hypocrite living on the right.

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      1. Racism exists in EVERY race and ethnic culture including yours!! I would say it exists in a very small fraction of society as a whole but you and other extremist liberals claim it is pervasive among whites and society against blacks which is bullshit. That makes you an extremist liberal by your own admition.

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        1. Saying that racism exists AT ALL does not make one an extremist. People who tend to deny racism, especially their own, don’t see it as an issue.

          When people are held back from success because of their race, ethnic background, religion or ANY other “other” reason, it is wrong and should be addressed. Not said to be “no big deal”, as you appear to be insinuating.

          Also, I noticed that you ignored my challenge. Not surprised that someone as yourself refuses to look closely in the mirror and see the truth about themselves.

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