Your political beliefs

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Chuck, Apr 12, 2009.


Your political beliefs...

  1. hard right

    5 vote(s)
  2. right

    9 vote(s)
  3. moderate right

    9 vote(s)
  4. center

    3 vote(s)
  5. moderate left

    7 vote(s)
  6. left

    6 vote(s)
  7. hard left

    4 vote(s)
  8. libertian (socially left, fiscally right)

    13 vote(s)
  1. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Occasionally, some accuse CleanMPG of being monolitically left-wing, so I'm posting a poll to see if that is so.

    Note: Let's not go beyond identifying our beliefs and into partisan warfare on this thread.
  2. worthywads

    worthywads Don't Feel Like Satan, I am to AAA

    Right/left is to simplex, I'm hard right fiscally and hard left socially. Some libertarians consider themselves left leaning, others right.
  3. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    I understand that and the poll does not reflect me that accurately.

    We had had a few saying we are all leftist (or more accurately, most of us are not Dittoheads ;) ). Those that do seem to see energy and environmental issues as strictly political and solely left-wing agenda.

    If the results are as I predict, they will be tossed at the next Dittohead that screams that rubbish.
  4. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    If you like, let me know how to transfer your vote to libertian.
  5. worthywads

    worthywads Don't Feel Like Satan, I am to AAA

    I hadn't voted yet, I'm good with the new option. ;)
  6. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    I'm neither left nor right, however my view is to just let things be without restricting anyone from anything really. somewhat of a "mind your own business", so whoever reflects that is usually who I'll go with.
  7. jkp1187

    jkp1187 Well-Known Member

    "I reject such glib and often misleading labels as 'liberal' or 'conservative'."

    -Al Haig
  8. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member

    I guess the Libertarian option somewhat describes my ideology. I believe the Government is too big and too intrusive and needs to stick to it's constitutionally mandated functions. It needs to stay out of my pocket and out of my bedroom. I guess that means i lean left socially.:)
  9. abcdpeterson

    abcdpeterson Well-Known Member

    Ok at the risk of sounding stupid…. What are the definitions of Politically Right and/or Left?
  10. warthog1984

    warthog1984 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  11. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    That's a good question.

    In the past 10-15 years, the definition was IMHO been twisted.

    I'll attempt to answer...right wing is for less government and left wing is for more government. On social issues, right wing would be traditional values while left wing would include alternative lifestyles.
  12. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    The motive of the poll is the perverse way a few define right and left, particularly the Dittoheads....for the seven other choices other than "hard right", they call them socialists or Marxists, including livelong Republicans, etc....might be 85% of us.

    I intend to use the poll results to illustrate how childishly assine such drivel is.
  13. abcdpeterson

    abcdpeterson Well-Known Member

    No wonder why I have issues figuring out if viewpoints are right or left.

    I would have thought things like less control: less goverment and alowing alternative lifestyles would be on the same side (left or right)

    i then also would think More goverrment and traditional values(lifestyles) would have also been on the same side (left or right)
  14. GreenVTEC

    GreenVTEC Well-Known Member

    Foolish lefty bleeding heart hyperid drivers.....

    Any good ole American should know there are only two political leanings. There are the good Americans who love freedom, guns, and kicking ass in world affairs. & then there's all those damn communists.

    I kid!
  15. 98CRV

    98CRV Well-Known Member

    It mostly depends on the issue and the setting as to where I come down. By and large, I live to the right. I was a lefty for most of my life, but I started moving right around the time my son was born in 98.
  16. Psion

    Psion Hyper-Beginner

    Hear, hear!:woot:
    I'm a right leaning libertarian, but my biggest concern (enough to make my head explode on occasion) is that the government get back to the Constitution as law, and not some piece of paper that was a good idea 200 yrs ago.
    Government should also not try and control the markets. The market can take care of itself; interference will only make things worse.
  17. 98CRV

    98CRV Well-Known Member

    Here, here!
  18. Taliesin

    Taliesin Well-Known Member

    Call me a very hard right libertarian.

    My views are about as far right (both fiscally and socially) as you can get (beyond Rush Limbaugh).

    But I do not want laws that enforce my views on others, just like I don't want laws forcing others views on me.
  19. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    After 28 have voted (so far), the pattern has been leaning right and has been since the poll started - not a landslide, but the consensus appears to be right of center.

    This question begs to be asked: Why does CleanMPG consistently get accused of being monolithically socialist and/or for Obama?

    Invariably, it's a dittohead or similar that screams that accusation.

    In light of this poll, they are either stupid, lying, have judgment seriously compromised by their emotions, all of the above.

    Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but got a problem when people misrepresent reality when stating it - Holocaust denial as an example. I'm probably not the only one here that dittoheads skew "center" so at least 85% of the population is "socialist". Contrary to the spirit of the Constitution, their discontent borders on advocating insurrection.

    Such people seem to have brainwashed themselves into believing anything green is latently leftist....don't confuse them about Gov Schwarzenegger, James Wolsey advocating PHEVs, or T Boone Pickens investing millions in wind turbines.

    Used to listen to Rush daily and he frequently asserts that liberals are emotional, but conservatives are logical. On all things environmental, Rush is anything but logical with him swearing he will drive FSPs that get no more than 18mpg, intentionally promote the Dust to Dust myth, the toxic batteries, absurb profiles of hybrid drivers.

    Anyway, the next person that idiotically says we are a bunch of Marxists will have this thread tossed at them.
  20. Taliesin

    Taliesin Well-Known Member

    Then you have those of us here that hypermile for so many non-green reasons.

    BTW: Count me as one of those logical conservatives. If it's proven with hard science, I will believe it (yes, my mind gets changed on occasion).

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