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Sun Nov 3, 2013, 09:05 AM

36. People fool themselves with this label

Yes there is a middle but most people are not in it.

In the late 1980's I used to say I was a moderate that leans left. And in a way that was true, I was young and didn't have a voting record. And I wanted to think I would be open to voting for the best person regardless of party.

By the late 1990's I still claimed to be a moderate that leaned left. But that was just a lie I told myself. Because by then I now had a voting record, and to be a moderate I'd have had to of voted re pub at some point, and I never have voted for a repub. It dawned on me in 1999 I was liberal. I said noooooo! But then went wait, its cool to a liberal.

And then for about 2 years (2000-2002), most of the times it depended on my mood and who I am talking to when politics come up on whether I said liberal or moderate. That was the lie I told others. If I didn't want a fight and I was talking to repubs that I liked I'd say I was a moderate.

But by 2002 I couldn't carry the lie any more, so since then when asked I tell people I am a bleeding heart liberal, and I don't give a flip what anyone thinks about it. It's my political preference and I have embraced it, finally.

When most people claim to be a moderate they are full of crap. When people talk about how there needs to be more moderates in politics they too are full of crap.

When people say if only there were more moderate republicans, I LOL and and tell them to get out of the fantasy world because there are NO moderate republicans. If they ever existed they died out a long time ago.

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