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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:41 PM
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93. "But believing the left is 100% right... that's a stretch"
Edited on Sat Oct-08-11 01:41 PM by iverglas
Not as much of a stretch as your assertion / implication / insinuation that I said I believed any such thing, or suggested that anyone else should.

It's really a pretty simple notion here.

When ALL the support for a particular public policy comes from the right wing, reasonable people assume there is a reason -- a reason why the right wing supports the policy and the left wing does not.

It isn't much of a stretch at all to infer that the left wing generally does not perceive the policy as being consistent with its values / goals.

One then, of course, does what one likes with the conclusion as to where on the political spectrum a particular policy finds itself most at home. Obviously, many people would be of the view that the left is virtually never right, and finding that a policy's natural environment was squarely on the left of the spectrum would not recommend it to them.

Determining why the left likes a policy, and why the right doesn't, is of course the essential step in determining whether one likes it one's self, if one can't figure that out without assistance. If the policy is consistent with left-wing concern for the public welfare and the left's desire to promote the public welfare, and not consistent with right-wing concern for self-interest and the right's desire to eliminate regulation of conduct, that may help assess the policy.

Not sure what it is you ain't gettin here, or what you're gettin at, at all.

typos, typos ...
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