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On the Issues, who do you match up with?

comoncents
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5/11/2011 8:12:22 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Scores & Analysis

1. Ron Paul
Total63%
Social69%
Economic58%

2. Mike Huckabee
Total48%
Social31%
Economic58%

3. Jim DeMint
Total43%
Social25%
Economic54%

4. Sam Brownback
Total40%
Social19%
Economic54%

5. Newt Gingrich
Total40%
Social31%
Economic46%

6. Russell Feingold
Total38%
Social50%
Economic29%

7. Barack Obama
Total35%
Social44%
Economic29%

8. Mitt Romney
Total35%
Social38%
Economic33%

9. Sarah Palin
Total33%
Social25%
Economic38%

And in last place!!!

10. Joe Biden
Total18%
Social19%
Economic17%
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5/11/2011 8:14:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/11/2011 8:06:53 PM, comoncents wrote:
On the Issues, who do you match up with?



http://www.ontheissues.org...

WTF, I got a cross between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney..

Newt Romney?
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5/11/2011 8:15:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/11/2011 8:14:01 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 5/11/2011 8:06:53 PM, comoncents wrote:
On the Issues, who do you match up with?



http://www.ontheissues.org...

WTF, I got a cross between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney..

Newt Romney?

WOW! What were the percentages attached?
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5/11/2011 8:17:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/11/2011 8:15:40 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 5/11/2011 8:14:01 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 5/11/2011 8:06:53 PM, comoncents wrote:
On the Issues, who do you match up with?



http://www.ontheissues.org...

WTF, I got a cross between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney..

Newt Romney?

WOW! What were the percentages attached?

Newt was 60% economic and Mitt was 60% social
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5/11/2011 8:18:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
And if you click on the philosophy portion I am...

"Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy. Based on the above score, you are a Moderate Libertarian ."

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Your Score

You scored the following on the PoliticsMatch questions:

Personal Score55%
Economic Score64%

Where You Fit In

Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy. Based on the above score, you are a Moderate Libertarian .

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5/11/2011 8:20:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/11/2011 8:18:56 PM, comoncents wrote:
And if you click on the philosophy portion I am...


"Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy. Based on the above score, you are a Moderate Libertarian ."


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Your Score

You scored the following on the PoliticsMatch questions:


Personal Score55%
Economic Score64%

Where You Fit In

Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy. Based on the above score, you are a Moderate Libertarian .

"

Your political philosophy is
Libertarian Conservative.
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5/11/2011 8:31:54 PM
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1. Russell Feingold
Total 48%
Social 69%
Economic 33%

2. Ron Paul
Total 48%
Social 38%
Economic 54%

3. Ralph Nader
Total 45%
Social 69%
Economic 29%

4. Newt Gingrich
Total 40%
Social 6%
Economic 63%

5. Hillary Clinton
Total 38%
Social 38%
Economic 38%

6. Jim Demint
Total 38%
Social 13%
Economic 54%

7. Barack Obama
Total 35%
Social 50%
Economic 25%

8. Rudy Guiliani
Total 33%
Social 19%
Economic 42%

9. Sam Brownback
Total 33%
Social 19%
Economic 42%

10. Mike Huckabee
Total 30%
Social 19%
Economic 38%

11. Joe Biden
Total 25%
Social 25%
Economic 25%

12. Joseph Lieberman
Total 25%
Social 31%
Economic 21%

13. Sarah Palin
Total 20%
Social 13%
Economic 25%

14. Mitt Romney
Total 20%
Social 6%
Economic 29%

Your political philosophy is
Liberal-Leaning Libertarian.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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5/11/2011 8:36:39 PM
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cores & Analysis

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Total 60%
Social 50%
Economic 67%
picture Ron Paul
Republican Representative (TX-14); previously Libertarian for President Biographical Profile
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Ron Paul's stances
Total 48%
Social 38%
Economic 54%
picture Rudy Giuliani
Former Mayor of New York City; Republican Candidate for 2000 Senate (NY) Biographical Profile
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Total 43%
Social 13%
Economic 63%
picture Newt Gingrich
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House Biographical Profile
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Total 40%
Social 0%
Economic 67%
picture Jim DeMint
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4) Biographical Profile
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Jim DeMint's stances
Total 38%
Social 13%
Economic 54%
picture Sam Brownback
Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) Biographical Profile
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Total 33%
Social 63%
Economic 13%
picture Barack Obama
Junior Senator (IL); President Biographical Profile
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Total 33%
Social 69%
Economic 8%
picture Russell Feingold
Democratic Jr Senator (WI) Biographical Profile
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Russell Feingold's stances
Total 30%
Social 50%
Economic 17%
picture Joseph Lieberman
Democratic Jr Senator (CT), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004 Biographical Profile
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Joseph Lieberman's stances
Total 30%
Social 50%
Economic 17%
picture Ralph Nader
2008 Independent for for President; 2004 Reform nominee; 2000 Green nominee Biographical Profile
Ralph Nader's answers
Ralph Nader's stances
Total 30%
Social 63%
Economic 8%
picture Hillary Clinton
Democratic Jr Senator (NY); Secretary of State Biographical Profile
Hillary Clinton's answers
Hillary Clinton's stances
Total 30%
Social 19%
Economic 38%
picture Mike Huckabee
Republican AR Governor Biographical Profile
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Mike Huckabee's stances
Total 30%
Social 13%
Economic 42%
picture Mitt Romney
Former Republican Governor (MA) Biographical Profile
Mitt Romney's answers
Mitt Romney's stances
Total 28%
Social 44%
Economic 17%
picture Joe Biden
Democratic Sr Senator (DE); Vice President Biographical Profile
Joe Biden's answers
Joe Biden's stances
Total 25%
Social 13%
Economic 33%
picture Sarah Palin
Former Republican Governor (AK); former nominee for Vice President Biographical Profile
Sarah Palin's answers
Sarah Palin's stances
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your answers compared to each candidate's answers. Click on 'Answers' and 'Stances' for complete details
of the sources of each candidate's answers.

Your political philosophy is Hard-Core Libertarian.
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5/11/2011 8:40:05 PM
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Russel Feingold: 48%

Ron Paul: 43%

Obama: 40%

Ralph Nader: 40%

Rudy Giuliani: 35%

Hillery Clinton: 35%

Joseph Lieberman: 30%

Mike Huckabee: 25%

Jim DeMint: 23%

Sam Brownback: 23%

Joe Biden: 23%

Sarah Palin: 18%

Newt Gingrich: 18%

Mitt Romney: 18%

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Wow, Ron Paul is WAY off from the ideals of Palin, Gingrich, and Romney. Why does the Tea Party support these Conservative clowns if they simultaneously support Ron Paul?
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5/11/2011 8:44:28 PM
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The quiz doesn't work very well if you're a consistent libertarian. How am I supposed to answer "public schools should teach family values?" I'm not against teaching family values in principle, but I am totally against public education. What about "sexual orientation is protected by civil rights laws?" I think homosexuals should have the same right as heterosexual couples to enter into marriage contracts, however, I think the matter should be privatized completely. Plus, I'm against the Civil Rights Act.
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5/11/2011 9:07:14 PM
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At 5/11/2011 8:44:28 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
The quiz doesn't work very well if you're a consistent libertarian. How am I supposed to answer "public schools should teach family values?" I'm not against teaching family values in principle, but I am totally against public education. What about "sexual orientation is protected by civil rights laws?" I think homosexuals should have the same right as heterosexual couples to enter into marriage contracts, however, I think the matter should be privatized completely. Plus, I'm against the Civil Rights Act.

Yeah, I found many of the questions to be ambiguous, such as oil needing replacement. Are they asking if the government should do something about it, or that it would be optimal? I don't know how to answer.
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
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5/11/2011 9:11:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
This wasn't a very well thought-out quiz. Somehow, the citizenship status of illegal immigrants is one of the three (only three) economic positions. There should be more. And since when does opinions on civil rights based on sexual orientation have anything to do with the funding of AIDS research by the government?
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5/11/2011 9:16:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Your Score

You scored the following on the PoliticsMatch questions:

Personal Score 91%
Economic Score 52%

Where You Fit In

Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy. Based on the above score, you are a Liberal Libertarian .
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
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-- Frederic Bastiat
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5/11/2011 9:20:36 PM
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The way they come up with a lot of the positions is dumb. They believe that Ron Paul opposes Free Trade and allowing churches to provide welfare services. They think that because he opposed a subsidy for private healthcare spending, he supports more federal health care spending. What?
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
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5/12/2011 12:55:22 PM
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Biden - 50%
Obama - 48%
Nader - 48%
Clinton - 45%
Huckabee - 43%
Ron Paul - 38%

Political Philosophy is "Liberal-Lean Populist"

Personal Score - 32%
Economic Score - 30%

That put me pretty mildly.
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5/12/2011 1:14:16 PM
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Personal Score 80%
Economic Score 83%

Based on the above score, you are a Hard-Core Libertarian .

I find some of the questions confusing. Does "Allow churches to provide welfare services" mean just that, or does it mean government wold support those churches, or even tie citizens to churches for welfare? Judging from the detailed description it seems so, yet "allow" means something different.

Also, one question says "US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan" yet it links to "Seek UN participation in military action". Which is counted in evaluating...?

That's just the ones I ran into because I checked. I do like their distinction between principle and practical advocy.
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5/12/2011 6:51:13 PM
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On the Political Philosophy quiz, I got:

Personal Score 92%
Economic Score 34%

Where You Fit In

Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy. Based on the above score, you are a Libertarian-Leaning Liberal .
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5/12/2011 11:08:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/12/2011 1:14:16 PM, Fabian_CH wrote:
Personal Score 80%
Economic Score 83%

Based on the above score, you are a Hard-Core Libertarian .

I find some of the questions confusing. Does "Allow churches to provide welfare services" mean just that, or does it mean government wold support those churches, or even tie citizens to churches for welfare?
It means outsourcing some welfare administration to churches.

Allowing charity is a different issue.
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5/12/2011 11:13:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/12/2011 11:08:41 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 5/12/2011 1:14:16 PM, Fabian_CH wrote:
Personal Score 80%
Economic Score 83%

Based on the above score, you are a Hard-Core Libertarian .

I find some of the questions confusing. Does "Allow churches to provide welfare services" mean just that, or does it mean government wold support those churches, or even tie citizens to churches for welfare?
It means outsourcing some welfare administration to churches.

Allowing charity is a different issue.

The way they phrase it, your choice is between giving the authority to churches with taxpayer money, or leaving it in the hands of the government with taxpayer money. It doesn't have a nonwelfare state option.
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
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5/13/2011 12:14:16 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/12/2011 11:13:59 PM, mongoose wrote:
At 5/12/2011 11:08:41 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 5/12/2011 1:14:16 PM, Fabian_CH wrote:
Personal Score 80%
Economic Score 83%

Based on the above score, you are a Hard-Core Libertarian .

I find some of the questions confusing. Does "Allow churches to provide welfare services" mean just that, or does it mean government wold support those churches, or even tie citizens to churches for welfare?
It means outsourcing some welfare administration to churches.

Allowing charity is a different issue.

The way they phrase it, your choice is between giving the authority to churches with taxpayer money, or leaving it in the hands of the government with taxpayer money. It doesn't have a nonwelfare state option.

Because that's not the question. Admittedly, that should be another question.
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5/13/2011 4:17:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/13/2011 4:12:27 PM, Grape wrote:
The quiz incorrectly lists the hardcore libertarian position as strongly opposed to "troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan."
What "hardcore libertarian" argument are there for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan...?
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5/13/2011 4:44:03 PM
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1. Ralph Nader:
Social81%
Economic42%

2. Russell Feingold: (lolwut?)

Social81%
Economic38%

3. Hilary Clinton (lolwut?)

Social56%
Economic46%

4. Barack Obama:

Social56%
Economic42%

5. Joe Biden: (lolwut?)

Social50%
Economic38%

6. Joseph Liberman

Social50%
Economic38%

The rest are pretty obscure or democrats, idk why the hell they're there.

Ron Paul was number 8 with Social 38% & Economic 42% tho.
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5/13/2011 5:33:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/13/2011 4:17:20 PM, Fabian_CH wrote:
At 5/13/2011 4:12:27 PM, Grape wrote:
The quiz incorrectly lists the hardcore libertarian position as strongly opposed to "troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan."
What "hardcore libertarian" argument are there for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan...?

Exactly. That's why they strongly favor "troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan," not strongly opposed.
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5/13/2011 5:54:22 PM
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At 5/13/2011 5:33:15 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 5/13/2011 4:17:20 PM, Fabian_CH wrote:
At 5/13/2011 4:12:27 PM, Grape wrote:
The quiz incorrectly lists the hardcore libertarian position as strongly opposed to "troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan."
What "hardcore libertarian" argument are there for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan...?

Exactly. That's why they strongly favor "troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan," not strongly opposed.
Oooooh! Oops :)
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