Wednesday, September 21, 2005

At Least I'm A Strong Something

You are a

Social Moderate
(55% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(16% permissive)

You are best described as a:
Strong Democrat
You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.




Link: The Politics Test

I like this test a LOT more than the last one, which was pretty lame. This gets down to basic, personal values, and instead of black/white answers, gives you 4 degrees of agree/disagree. Well worth the time, and interesting and educational to see what famous people you identify with. (Interesting, but not surprising, to me that our president is more of a "capitalist" than a "Republican". Dead-center Republican was Ronald Reagan, and dead-center Democrat is either Hillary Clinton or Bono--it's hard to tell from the illustration. Dead center of dead center--that is, the closest to a total "Centrist" is John Kerry. Ghandi represents socialism, Osama Bin Laden and Stalin [and the Pope, for a good part] represent "totalitarianism". The "anarchist" is the Unabomber, and I think Bill O'Reilly is the "fascist". It looks like an empty space for "libertarianism", unless you count part of Adam Sandler.??? )

The "permissive" percentages are neat too--for example, my 55% means that I'm almost dead center on social issues. I'd like to see my economic permissiveness a little more moderate, because on one end of the spectrum you have child labor, and on the other, communism. But darn it, I just want everyone to eat, have shelter, and have medicine, even if I have to help subsidize it! Is that so wrong?


In other news, The oddest sentence I've spoken today: "Bella--don't throw macaroni salad at me!"

12 comments:

  1. I liked that test, too. I ended up somewhere between being Hilary's eye patch and a yarmulke for Ghandi. I can live with that.

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  2. You and I score almost exactley the same.....

    scary.

    But you're still my hero.

    :)

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  3. you guys seem to eat a lot of macaroni salad.

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  4. We're frighteningly close to being Socialists, aren't we? And that's just a stepping-stone between capitalism and communism...hmmm.

    I just wants everybody to have what they need, you know?

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  5. Jen, don't be disrespecting the macaroni salad. It has calories, and she will EAT it. When she's not hurling the container at my head.

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  6. Thanks for the link. I am Ghandi's jugular. And I LOVE macaroni salad (except mine has to be wheat and dairy free and that's really no fun).

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  7. Mmmmm....macaroni salad without wheat or dairy. Which is kind of what macaroni salad is made of. I'm so sorry!

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  8. you should come and live in Canada you big commie.

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  9. That's exactly what I told Alex--that I'm so close to being a socialist that we should move to Canada. He came out on the "totalitarian" edge of Democrat, which ticked him off when he looked up "totalitarianism". He said, "I don't believe ANY of that stuff!"
    I think he wasn't paying attention during the test and answered something crazy, like "I think most people are too stupid to know what's best for them" by accidentally agreeing.

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  10. Bill O'Reilly doesn't like Canada! And he IS my hero (sarcasm).

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  11. I was 55% on social and 23% on econ; hence, a plain ole Dem. I do admit I am more business/capitalist minded than most Democrats.

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  12. Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah...I'm a socialist and you're not.

    Check out my results on my blog. I'm not a bit surprised. I'm always about as liberal as one can get. My motto is "go left!"

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