Which side of the political line do you fall?

I always just assumed atheists leaned to the left when it came to politics, but that is just a guess. Since I just found this group I thought I’d ask.


I’m not a far left winger; I’m closer to a progressive, but my views don’t always fall strait down party lines (I’m pro death penalty and I’m sure have some other righty views). I feel like I’m standing still and the middle keeps moving farther and farther to the right.

Which way do you lean?

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Comment by Jim DePaulo on March 29, 2011 at 12:18pm

Eisenhower's comments on the MIC was one of the best final shots given by an exiting President.

Comment by Daniel W on March 29, 2011 at 5:21am

Jim-

 

Comment by David Anam on March 28, 2011 at 7:48am
I'm also an independent, definately left-leaning on all social issues but still undecided on how the economy should be handled. At one time I would have described myself as conservative, but I'm finding myself to be more and more liberal as I go forward.
Comment by Jim DePaulo on March 28, 2011 at 3:28am

Biped,  I was 12 when Eisenhower was elected and there were a number of things supported by his administration that I strongly disagreed with; OTOH, there were acts that had broad support and benefited the nation as whole – as a Republican he wasn't bad, however, he would never survive the marching morons that “control” the modern incarnation of the party.

Comment by Daniel W on March 27, 2011 at 7:25pm
Jim DePaulo described my thoughts way to well. Except the part about Eisenhower..... I was just a twinkle in my daddy's eye.... (kidding). The postmodern Republican "philosophy" is morally bankrupt, survival of the fittest, anything to win, anything to win the votes of the gullible and thoughtless, release the regulatory shackles of corporatations and their soulless drones to rule the earath..... The only philosophy of modern conservatism is narcissism. I just wish the democrats weren't such weenies... I mean really, NPR get some brains..... They need leadership with balls.... like HRC. I don't agree with everything she does, but she could open a can of whupass on PalinBachmann like they never saw....
Comment by Sean Asbury on March 27, 2011 at 5:14pm
Registered Republican that hasn't voted for a GOPer since 1988.  Consider myself a true Libertarian, but now it's pretty much anyone that runs against the bible-thumpers...
Comment by Jim DePaulo on March 27, 2011 at 2:35pm
At one time I did consider both parties capable of workable ideas it was, after all, the Republicans that lead on civil rights in the 60's. The Eisenhower administration had some great accomplishments and grew and advanced the status of the middle class. During his administration the highest marginal tax on the wealthy was maintained at 90%+.
However, since the Reagan administration the Republican party has become a corporate shill and have shifted the wealth from the middle class to the 2 or 3% of the wealthiest Americans. Further, they have padded themselves with legions of single issue fringe and low information voters (anti-abortion, anti-gay, creationists, bigots of all flavors, birthers, Dominionist and many others).
The responsible Republican party died out when Eisenhower left office – unfortunately, the Democrats are sliding in the same direction. When people of Michelle Bachmann's ilk can be seriously mentioned as a Republican presidential candidate without howls of laughter then the slimy bottom of the political barrel is being scraped.
Comment by oldbiker on March 27, 2011 at 5:56am
I'm a registered Democrat. That dosen't mean I vote a straight ticket. The religious right owns the Republican party. This makes it difficult to vote Republican. Plus most of them are batshit crazy.

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