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Which current a historical politicians do you respect?

Which current and historical politicians do you respect?  

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  1. 1. Which current and historical politicians do you respect?

    • Barack Obama
    • Donald Trump
    • Hillary Clinton
    • George W Bush
    • Bernie Sanders
    • Ted Cruz
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Lyndon B. Johnson
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Ron Paul
    • Robert La Follette
    • Franklin Roosevelt
    • Theodore Roosevelt
    • William Jennings Bryan
    • Huey P. Long
    • Barry Goldwater
    • Richard Nixon
    • Robert Taft
    • Nelson Rockefeller
  2. 2. Which ideologies do you respect? (pardon my definitions, but this is how I see it)

    • Progressive/Social Democracrats (left to far-left)
    • Liberal Democrats (left)
    • Mainstream Democrats (center-left to left)
    • Independent centrists (center to center-left to center-right)
    • Moderate Republicans (center-right to right)
    • Mainstream Republicans (right)
    • Hardcore Conservatives (right-far right)
    • Libertarians (socially centrist to left; economically right to far-right)
  3. 3. Which of the following is the greatest danger to America's future?

    • Socialism
    • Capitalism
    • Social Conservatism
    • Social Liberalism
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    • Military intervention
    • Military isolationism
      0
    • Foreign powers (China, Russia, India, etc.)
    • Our own electorate (populism, willful ignorance, selective thinking, lack knowledge in history, economics, political science, geography, etc. )
    • The Media (including social media)
    • Man-made catastophe (nukes, climate change, etc.)


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42 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Back to the good old days when I was Far-Right

@Reagan04

I'm a stalwart, what can I say!

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45 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Back to the good old days when I was Far-Right

@Reagan04

What, in the Middle Ages? That's where such ideologies belong...

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16 hours ago, LokiLoki22 said:

I want to hear the defense for Barry Goldwater.

Note that I am ideologically opposed to Goldwater, but many libertarians/conservatives respect Goldwater for his devout belief to his ideology. In an era when the liberal wing of the Republican Party still held considerable power(pro-NATO, comfortable with many New Deal Programs, many advocated social spending such as Gov Rockefeller building public housing in the State of New York, and advocated for the Federal government to push for more liberal social programs-most notable would the Civil RIghts Act. Though in the 1970's, Gov Rockefeller would be a vocal supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment).

But Goldwater never changed his stances, despite the calls for the GoP leaders at  the time saying he will kill the party. To some, Goldwater kickstarted the modern conservative movement, where it was ok to criticize the New Deal Programs and a belief of strict Constitutional interpretation. A belief that would come into fruition  with the election of Ronald Reagan, whom entered the national spotlight at the 1964 RNC delivering the "Time of Choosing" speech.
 

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15 hours ago, Reagan04 said:

I'm a stalwart, what can I say!

We should have a friendly debate sometime. You use Discord or Skype?

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On 2018-04-14 at 8:55 AM, Sunnymentoaddict said:

Note that I am ideologically opposed to Goldwater, but many libertarians/conservatives respect Goldwater for his devout belief to his ideology. In an era when the liberal wing of the Republican Party still held considerable power(pro-NATO, comfortable with many New Deal Programs, many advocated social spending such as Gov Rockefeller building public housing in the State of New York, and advocated for the Federal government to push for more liberal social programs-most notable would the Civil RIghts Act. Though in the 1970's, Gov Rockefeller would be a vocal supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment).

But Goldwater never changed his stances, despite the calls for the GoP leaders at  the time saying he will kill the party. To some, Goldwater kickstarted the modern conservative movement, where it was ok to criticize the New Deal Programs and a belief of strict Constitutional interpretation. A belief that would come into fruition  with the election of Ronald Reagan, whom entered the national spotlight at the 1964 RNC delivering the "Time of Choosing" speech.
 

That's fair, but I find many of his beliefs so deeply flawed that I cannot bring myself to have a true respect for him like I do for, say, Ford, Reagan, or H.W. Bush (Whom I still disagree with, but recognize them as good people nonetheless, despite their flaws). The thought that modern conservatism may be based in his beliefs makes me shudder, but it does make a lot of what is going on now make a startling amount of sense. Also, this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/daily/may98/goldwater072894.htm . It's old, but it might make some like @Reagan04 Rethink their love of him, or his older positions, whichever. I suppose in his later years, he slid to the left.

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4 hours ago, LokiLoki22 said:

That's fair, but I find many of his beliefs so deeply flawed that I cannot bring myself to have a true respect for him like I do for, say, Ford, Reagan, or H.W. Bush (Whom I still disagree with, but recognize them as good people nonetheless, despite their flaws). The thought that modern conservatism may be based in his beliefs makes me shudder, but it does make a lot of what is going on now make a startling amount of sense. Also, this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/daily/may98/goldwater072894.htm . It's old, but it might make some like @Reagan04 Rethink their love of him, or his older positions, whichever. I suppose in his later years, he slid to the left.

Yes, I'm familiar with that, in his hey day he was a fighter for small government, values, and conservatism. I suppose a screw came loose as he ended his life:P

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2 hours ago, Reagan04 said:

Yes, I'm familiar with that, in his hey day he was a fighter for small government, values, and conservatism. I suppose a screw came loose as he ended his life:P

Of course, because people only evolve, change, or rethink their views away from the big scripted, monolithic, immovable, bloc ideologies over time and with time out of the limelight if they have "a screw loose" (unless of course they flip entirely to another such pre-packaged, industrially manufactured ideology entirely, lock-stock-and-barrel). That doesn't happen to normal people in their right mind, does it? :S

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4 hours ago, Reagan04 said:

Yes, I'm familiar with that, in his hey day he was a fighter for small government, values, and conservatism. I suppose a screw came loose as he ended his life:P

You think there was something wrong with this quote from @LokiLoki22's article : "If he'd let his wife[Hillary Clinton] run business, I think he'd be better off.. ... I just like the way she acts " Lol.

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4 hours ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

You think there was something wrong with this quote from @LokiLoki22's article : "If he'd let his wife[Hillary Clinton] run business, I think he'd be better off.. ... I just like the way she acts " Lol.

Whoa, Clinton in 1998 is not Clinton now. It's been twenty years, she was a first lady then, and a first rate one at that.

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