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Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:56 AM Nov 2021

Which of these do you consider yourself? [View all]

Just a friendly thread to see where you stand on the political spectrum. No debate is necessary in this thread. I know progressive can mean many things, but I am calling it progressive left which could include Sanders, AOC and Warren.

I consider myself progressive left - I support single payer health care, the rich paying their fair share in taxes, cutting defense, social spending, and significant measures to combat climate change. I am also socially liberal - I support ways to make society more equal, anti-death penalty, am pro gun control, am pro choice, support LGBTQ rights and support looking at police reform. Finally, I look for peaceful solutions first in conflicts and don’t think the US can solve everything.

So what would you say you are?

76 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
1 (1%)
Democratic Socialist
11 (14%)
Progressive Left
35 (46%)
Mainstream liberal
18 (24%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
A combination of these things
6 (8%)
Other (there are lots of other labels)
5 (7%)
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I empathize. That my thing. Sometimes I empathize for a second with the creepiest applegrove Nov 2021 #1
Yes it's really a complex question.. mvd Nov 2021 #2
I'm a Democrat. n/t TygrBright Nov 2021 #3
Exactly.... LakeArenal Nov 2021 #4
Good answer mvd Nov 2021 #5
Yes. I can't afford to be picky. LeftInTX Nov 2021 #8
Same here. Beyond that, I don't play the label game. n/t DFW Nov 2021 #9
This. Why would we subdivide ourselves? Scrivener7 Nov 2021 #10
That's *it*! - if I need to subdivide, an FDR/LBJ/HST UTUSN Nov 2021 #46
I think I'm an FDR-JFK type democrat. Tomconroy Nov 2021 #6
That's how I think of myself too. In line with these two Presidents. n/t Greybnk48 Nov 2021 #29
I don't fit very well into categories, as where I am really depends on the issue Amishman Nov 2021 #7
Why do you say you aren't "woke"? Elessar Zappa Nov 2021 #17
its a loaded term, allow me to explain a bit better Amishman Nov 2021 #18
Ok, thanks for the explanation. Elessar Zappa Nov 2021 #25
sigh, this makes me so sad (I am too tired to even get mad over it, it is just wearying) Celerity Nov 2021 #30
I thought it also meant that you are ok with banning long time things now found offensive by some Polybius Nov 2021 #24
I think those examples Elessar Zappa Nov 2021 #26
You sound very pragmatic on labor/immigration. Boomerproud Nov 2021 #22
Mainstream liberals are all progressive left, though. How do I click both? Hortensis Nov 2021 #11
Same as you... Karma13612 Nov 2021 #12
The Left-Right spectrum is a fool's game, Ron Green Nov 2021 #13
History of the...Left - Right spectrum. Where did it come from? French Revolution.. Stuart G Nov 2021 #21
I'd like to see a definition of terms Poiuyt Nov 2021 #14
Under my thinking.. mvd Nov 2021 #20
Absolutely not. Celerity Nov 2021 #34
I wasn't really contradicting most of that mvd Nov 2021 #35
Not many, only a handful self-label as such. AOC and Bernie are the two most well known. Celerity Nov 2021 #36
Well I just can't agree about the self inflicted wound mvd Nov 2021 #38
It is hubristic to think you can simply 're-brand' a toxic (toxic in a reactionary nation-state like Celerity Nov 2021 #39
Because Democratic Socialism is not socialism mvd Nov 2021 #40
that is simply false, democratic socialism is a form of socialism Celerity Nov 2021 #43
It's not false mvd Nov 2021 #44
No, I can assure you it is not widely held, and that is again, typical American hubristic thinking. Celerity Nov 2021 #45
I chose progressive left. Elessar Zappa Nov 2021 #15
Mainstream liberal with a little centrism. Wingus Dingus Nov 2021 #16
Most Centrists now seem to be Ike Republicans. TheBlackAdder Nov 2021 #19
Monarchist. tavernier Nov 2021 #23
Radical Evolutionary Biologist and some kind of humanst. hunter Nov 2021 #27
What's in a name? 🙃 moondust Nov 2021 #28
Whereas... DFW Nov 2021 #31
That was an easy choice - Democratic Socialist. And I embrace the label. GoneOffShore Nov 2021 #32
It depends on the issue Klaralven Nov 2021 #33
I am a democrat. boston bean Nov 2021 #37
i took this quiz orleans Nov 2021 #41
Yellow Dog Democrat. nt GoodRaisin Nov 2021 #42
A pragmatic liberal. nt jml510 Nov 2021 #47
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