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Political spectrum of the USofA

by Mac McMullen / September 6, 2008 5:06 AM PDT

IMO, the political spectrum of the USofA is partitioned into five segments.


A - Typical stalwart Political Party Crowd. Do and say what Party leadership instructs. Memorize the Party Song Book. Never think outside the box. Never say or do anything, not in the Song Book, without permission of Party Leadership.

B - Members of ?A? who obsess, to the extreme, in maintaining the narrowest of Party philosophies. These individuals hide in the shadows of, and mix with, the ?A? crowd. The difference between the ?B? Crowd and a religious cult - a cult openly shows itself, whereas members of the ?B? crowd move and operate within a deceptive appearance of being members of the ?A? crowd.

C - Includes members, and previous members, of both ?A? crowds. Individuals who have determined that they have the ability to think for themselves, independent of Party Leadership. Individuals who can correctly add 2 plus 2. Individuals who recognize and support good points from both ?A? crowds, and who can work together and resolve difficult and complex issues without rancor. Individuals who have stripped the words ?always? and ?never? from their work vocabularies. Individuals who believe that effective politics are American, not Party; Gender; Race, or Religion based. Individuals who believe the larger picture holds precedent over individual constituencies, while keeping interests of individual constituencies in full view on the table. Individuals who dismiss concern for their individual political or financial welfare. Individuals who recognize they were elected to serve the public, not elected to have the public serve them.

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"dividuals who dismiss...
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 5:19 AM PDT
concern for their individual political or financial welfare."

In other words, crazy people?!

No sane person goes against his own best self-interest.

Are you talking about voters or politicians? Seems to have shifted from the former to the latter at the end. Very few people get elected with no party backing. There are very good reasons for political parties.
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I have found
by critic411 / September 6, 2008 5:22 AM PDT

that "C" usually have a greatly inflated self opinion of themselves.

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I agree with your O
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 2:09 PM PDT
In reply to: I have found


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by critic411 / September 6, 2008 5:20 AM PDT


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by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 5:29 AM PDT
In reply to: BALDERDASH !!

In typography there is an En dash and an Em dash. One of them has less hair than the other. That's the balderdash.

I prefer pish-posh or claptrap. In a pinch bullhockey will do.

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Yep...sounds about right...and
by Steven Haninger / September 6, 2008 6:06 AM PDT
B shows no respect
C gets no respect
B can't think without consulting the party handbook. They can also use the same logic to come to a different end depending on who's being attacked or long as enough time lapses between so forgetfulness can set in.
A and C can live in the same neighborhood and talk over the fence as long as no Bs can overhear them
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D: Those with sense enough
by drpruner / September 6, 2008 1:39 PM PDT

to look for something better.

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F: for those who don't give a...
by James Denison / September 6, 2008 3:31 PM PDT

Fig newton about any of it.

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Z:Those who fine
by Steven Haninger / September 6, 2008 10:17 PM PDT

a reason for the existence of any category..... A through Y.

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