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  • Okay, I'm as independent as they come. I lean towards the left half of the time, and I lean towards the right half of the time. Based on my experiences, I have noticed the following characteristics associated with each side:

    Democrat: Big time spenders, but the Democratic presidents have proven to be very effective in dealing with the economy. Granted, they do this by taxing like crazy. (Clinton left us with a surplus... now we have a deficit. Obama... I guess we'll have to WAIT and see) They lack in terms of morality, they do not support our military enough, they DO provide many helpful services to the unfortunate, their crazy spending is usually helping social service organizations designed to help Americans help themselves BUT they go too far and enable the lazy to feed off of the hard working. Foreign relations involve sanctions and peaceful talks/negotiations and this has proven to be pretty successful (Clinton didn't make foreign enemies and he almost got Bin Laden before we were attacked on 9/11).

    Republicans: Their emphasis is on hard work, which is why they shy away from 'over taxing' the wealthy. They feel as though people have worked hard to get where they are so why penalize them to help the lazy? BUT they lack in terms of the economy. The last few republican presidents left us with a larger deficit than they came in with. They support our soldiers, focus on morals, and try to decrease taxes. However, almost every Republican I have ever met refuses to even consider another point of view... BIG flaw.

    midoftheroadski
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  • Conservative: You favor balanced budgets, as long as they are achieved without raising taxes. You believe government should rarely interfere with the economy, but are likely to advocate government interference with people's personal lives, with the possible exception of gun ownership. You prefer the suffering of many to one person gaming the system.

    Yes, "conservative" is more or less my political label. But I have a few problems with the description.

    1. "You believe government should rarely interfere with the economy, but are likely to advocate government interference with people's personal lives". Conservativism is not about the government ram-rodding their values on to the people. It is, as you said, about limiting government interference in people's economic activities. But by and large, we also would like the government to stay out of our personal business, and we tend to view our economic and personal interests as one in the same.

    2. "You prefer the suffering of many to one person gaming the system." Oh, brother, give me a break! Welfare actually contributes to the suffering of many because it creates a culture of dependency and poverty, devalues work, and causes the breakdown of the traditional family unit. Do you really want to try and tell me that supporting the government's redistribution of my tax dollars makes me compassionate? To hell with compassion. I reserve it for those who help themselves instead of begging for a handout.

    Blue Sunday
    1
  • I have to agree that most of your answers were biased. Before the end I could easily tell where you stood just by the way you had to sneak a snide, arrogant comment in on the more conservative answers. One of the unwritten rules of creating a quiz is to keep it completely unbiased. I'm sure you might be offended if the tables were turned.

    For the record, although I am more independent I do tend to lean towards the conservative. Not all Republicans are "stupid" or have "the least amount of education." Education has nothing to do with political views. It's the same with religion. Not all Christians, for instance, are loud mouthed, sign-holding bigots.

    The point is: keep the immature name-calling out of it...or we're all going to have to hold hands and sing! :)

    ashleyrwatts
    1
  • Extremely and very transparently biased. I found that most of the questions had an appropriate range of liberal answer options, but only extremely harsh choices available on the conservative side of issues. Example: 14. What should we do with suspected terrorists? The first two choices are torture. The remaining two choices are "due process". The appropriate choice, not offered, is the one covered by international law -- Prosecute them with military tribunals and then hold them outside the country, leaving out the torture. The author also leaves out the very important clarifier of foreign or domestic.

    blaf
    1
  • Yea I'd say the quiz is biased. It's pretty much impossible to get Lefty as a result, and if anyone should get that result it's me. But let us remember the Jon Stewart quote: "Reality has a liberal bias." I'm just being fasicious- I have no intention of getting in an argument with the right-wingers on this site. However I feel compelled to emphasize to he who calls himself Coolidge that the terms Marxist and Liberal are not at all interchangeable.

    tongue
    1
  • Whomever wrote this quiz needs to LOOK at what Liberals do! Not what they fantasize they are. Liberalism is a disease. my answers were far , far removed from the destruction of what Liberals do. and yet the results call me to likely be liberal???...

    Wh ere are you on the political spectrum
    Your Result: Liberal 84%

    Your political and policy decisions are influenced by the principles of liberty, equality, peace and justice. You have an altruistic concern for your fellow men and women. You are likely to be a Democrat, but not all Democrats are liberals.

    Again , if you where the writer and you think you are a Liberal you are living in your own personal Fantasy.

    Vaders
    1
  • I took this biased quiz twice and answered as a male far right on the spectrum the 1st time and as a female far left on the spectrum. The response to my far right answers was that I was a wingnut who has probably been unemployed for years living in my parents' basement and more than likely believes that Barack Obama is a muslim born in Africa. The response to my far left answers was that I was a progressive who was left of the traditional democratic party. Something smells here. I didn't like the way about half of the questions were asked either. Definate skewed quiz. I give it an F.

    bjabus
    1
  • Your test shows a great deal of personal reflection on your idea of conservative values as bible thumpers and gun owners, or should I say clinging to guns and religion. "I prefer the suffering of many", what the hell is that all about. Any how your verbage and talking points about Iraq and wmd's only countered with removing a dictator as a justifiable means, I hope you never have to see a teenage girl stoned. The economy was never meant to be used as a deck of cards favoring the rich, but building blocks for any one to achieve his or her goals. But God bless you anyway... this is freedom at its best. 2nd sup. bn 2nd f.s.s.g. marine corp.

    7DaysOfDeath
    1
  • The author of this quiz is very obviously Liberal. The questions are leading and very pointed. When you resort to calling people names, you reveal your true self. While I do identify with Libertarian Conservatives and the outcome was that, but called me a "wingnut", I found this quiz to have some very hurtful and myopic Liberal language that would skew results and cater to a certain group.

    catroast
    1
  • Your Result: Liberal

    Your political and policy decisions are influenced by the principles of liberty, equality, peace and justice. You have an altruistic concern for your fellow men and women. You are likely to be a Democrat, but not all Democrats are liberals.

    Lefty
    Moderate
    Libertar ian
    Conservative
    Wingnut

    I am either a Communist (by the Communist Manafesto not North Korean standards) or a Marxist / Socialist

    Rocker24
    1
  • It is funny how biased this was, what a waste of my time. You are obviously a lefty with a ego issue against people who are Republicans, Conservatives, or have any religious affiliation, or happen to be against The One in office. Can you please refund the time I spent on this from your life into mine? I think I can use that more effectively bettering people and helping them achieve more than you did creating this fiasco.

    MudaFFFF
    1
  • Several questions need additional answers.

    3. Can only be accomplished by cutting spending. History proves that Congress will overspend any revenue increase.

    7. All of the above.
    8. Pay down the long term debt.

    14 Prosecute them with military tribunals and then hold them outside the country without torturing them.

    19. is real, but it is not a threat.
    38. New York Philharmonic

    mslyfield
    1
  • Fun, but not all that well-designed. Multiple choice questions should all have the same number of choices, for starters. Don't see the point of the "conspiracy" question.

    Choices on the "favorite predisent" and "musician" questions were limited and biased (my favorite post 1932 president would have been Carter' my favorite musician either John Cage or John McLaughlin).

    Overa ll, nice effort, but needs work.

    Fartwrangler
    1
  • okay i read what the description of the liberal result of this quiz and it sounds nothing, NOTHING like what actual liberals are. It is sugar-coated and it doesn't even mention any of the flaw (and there are many). yet it called me a wingnut and said i probably still lived at home in my parent's basement. How can this be considered an accurate quiz when it is so biased? This person needs to figure out that if you are going to make a quiz, make it unbiased, regardless of your opinion.

    Shawnee18
    1
  • Some of the questions were 75% leftist only answers. And the rest were worded in such a way that if you chose anything but the most obvious one, you are a heartless, evil republican. Obviously written by a committed leftist; probably a public school teacher near a coast. And, yeah, I'm a libertarian, but I am a Republican Libertarian: a Conservative, Taxed Enough Already member.

    AndiGee
    1
  • This is not educational or informative, only political. If you are trying to pitch a side by deception, it will mostly likely blow up in your face and if not damage you, it will damage the political process by miss informing the potential electorate. Representing yourself as an educational tool is typical of the failing education systems in this country.

    Searcher
    1
  • A typical liberal biased quiz which was given to one of my grandchildren in 10th grade. We should all be concerned that the education system in this country is indoctrinating our kids. Why else would a teacher ask students to take this quiz and have the quiz label them as a wingnut conservative? Shame on the teacher and shame on the author of the quiz.

    katydid60
    1
  • Ha Bubblyblonde, you're name sure does fit you well. Nothing makes a person sound more intelligent than refering to others as "stupid" when they don't agree with you. It's ironic that right wingers are always the ones calling others stupid, when if you look at statistics, you will see it's the right wingers with the least amount of education. But hey, if your tiny brain can't think of anything else to say, I guess I should pity you.

    Shannon1972
    1
  • This quiz doesn't work for Libertarians. I actually don't think it's the schools business to teach sex ed, prayer. It's not the gov. business to define marriage at all. I favor the fewest restriction on civil liberties. This quiz is for liberal wing nuts that want to force their opinions through government legislation.

    pearl
    1
  • This quiz doesn't work for Libertarians. I actually don't think it's the schools business to teach sex ed, prayer. It's not the gov. business to define marriage at all. I favor the fewest restriction on civil liberties. This quiz is for liberal wing nuts that want to force their opinions through government legislation.

    pearl
    1
  • It wasn't even worth finishing this dribble. The author of this quiz is one seriously screwed up individual, and needs a serious ass kicking. I'm damn proud to be a conservative and see liberals as the leeches and parasites of society. Define the difference between being liberal with things and be conservative with things. Being liberal means giving away freely with no consequences, screw the people that it hurts, therefore destroying society. Conservative, from the word conserve, means to save, to save our country from idiots that constantly apologize to other countries and allow people that shouldn't be here to end up staying. I love the USA said no liberal ever.

    ImRightUrWrong
    1
  • This quiz has an extreme liberal bias. The questions are good but the answers are ridiculous. Every question has a few accurate descriptions of someone center to left and then one or two sarcastic answers that at best could only describe the extremely radical right. This quiz was set up guilt people into seeing the liberal point of view without revealing rational/normal conservative opinions. I happen to be conservative but also lean to center and even left on many issues but their was no answer for some one who simply seeks to do the right thing regardless of political allegiance. These choices were created to creat a false reality that one can only be liberal or a racist biggot who doesnt give a f--- about anyone but theirself, which couldn't be further from the truth. The creator is completly ignorant, narrow minded, emotionally driven and doesn't understand one thing about economics or integrity.

    alexv32
    1
  • This quiz has an extreme liberal bias. The questions are good but the answers are ridiculous. Every question has a few accurate descriptions of someone center to left and then one or two sarcastic answers that at best could only describe the extremely radical right. This quiz was set up guilt people into seeing the liberal point of view without revealing rational/normal conservative opinions. I happen to be conservative but also lean to center and even left on many issues but their was no answer for some one who simply seeks to do the right thing regardless of political allegiance. These choices were created to creat a false reality that one can only be liberal or a racist biggot who doesnt give a f--- about anyone but theirself, which couldn't be further from the truth. The creator is completly ignorant, narrow minded, emotionally driven and doesn't understand one thing about economics or integrity.

    alexv32
    1
  • wow way to be biased. You could have given possible answers that didn't bash everything republicans stand for. I'm sorry if you don't like people who believe in religion or that its not right to have abortions. It's stupid people like you who voted for that idiot president of ours. I guess you like socialism.

    bubblyblonde174
    1
  • >answer in pro personal plus economic freedom - "right wing virgin basement dweller who probably wants to genocide black women"

    >answer pro socialist (Marx, Stein), pro oppression of individuals with leftist memes like "turning Arab kids into pink mist is good. Ebil dictator man died" and "abortion should be legal. Its a womyns choice to kill a viable child at 39 weeks" - "progressive, moderate on the right side of history"

    Wew

    Shane125
    1

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