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September 18th, 2005
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Well OKCupid's test still thinks I'm a Libertarian...
But a few years ago, I might have scored as a "90%/90%" instead of a 73%/73%.

You are a

Social Liberal
(73% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(73% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Libertarian




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid

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From:fornorald
Date:September 18th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Your ideals are libertarian. The failure of others to follow those ideals doesn't change what you believe in.
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From:happypete
Date:September 18th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)

right...

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but that still leaves me with a quandary at election time:

1) hold my nose and vote for the least undesirable of viable candidates

2) actively support the same?

3) continue to write letters to pols that get back form letter responses from interns explaining why they're going to vote the way they want regardless of my ideas?

4) Perhaps I should just abstain from political life and just try to keep the bastards off my back as best I can--a sort of "every man for himself by apathy?"

* sigh *
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From:bikergeek
Date:September 18th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
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The phrasing of some of the questions bugged me. Example: "I feel guilty when shopping at a large national chain." Depends on the chain and their business practices, I'd say. F'rex, I'd rather shop somewhere that pays their employees a living wage (Costco), rather than somewhere that pays their employees so poorly that they need to rely on a state-run welfare system for things like medical care and food (Wal-Mart). That's a perfectly free-market choice for me to make. I don't go to town meetings to try to block Wal-Mart from opening but I can choose where I spend my dollars.

"It bothers me that American companies are sendnig jobs overseas." Yes, that bothers me--but my response is to ask "What can we do to be more competitive?" rather than to demand, say, tariff legislation.
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From:happypete
Date:September 18th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)

Right you are...

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most of these "tests" are written by amateurs. this one is highly derivative of the WSPQ, but without the simplicity and focus of the WSPQ's questions.
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From:unquietsoul5
Date:September 19th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)

Re: Right you are...

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I found the test very much a Far right Libertarian weighed one that the standard ones that the Libertarian party itself uses. I usually end up near the border between libertarian and democrat, not Democrat leaning towards socialist when I take more accurate tests.

Some of the wording was anigious as well.
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From:tessercat
Date:September 19th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC)
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You are a

Social Liberal
(86% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(21% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid


I'm a socialist. Since its a two-party system that defaults to democrat.
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From:happypete
Date:September 20th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)

Yeah...

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It was interesting...there were Red and Blue dots all over the map when you look at the "who did you vote for" graph, but they definitely showed a "red/blue" demarcation beyond which there was little crossover.
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