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interesting political quiz - who are you most like? (poll?).(100 posts)

interesting political quiz - who are you most like? (poll?).sacheson
May 1, 2003 4:57 AM

I'm Colin Powell ... no wonder I like him so much ;-)
One point to the RIGHT of Hillary. SoOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 6:01 AM
I'm not so liberal after all.
Some tough choices on that test, really makes one think,rwbadley
May 1, 2003 6:06 AM
I ended up in Bill Clinton territory. I guess that makes sense in some way. Not that I liked everything he did, but tended to prefer those policies over some others.
re: interesting political quiz - who are you most like? (poll?).PaulCL
May 1, 2003 6:08 AM
Hmmmmmm.....I'm between Colin and Bush #1. I thought "ronny" would be up around 90 points.
between Powell and Bushmohair_chair
May 1, 2003 6:15 AM
Just slightly right of the middle, which I think is accurate.
Oh my god...OldEd and Jon are gonna love this.sn69
May 1, 2003 6:21 AM
I'm Slick Willy. In my meager defense, I think my vote in favor of graphic porn threw me over the edge past Powell. Hell, I'm in the serves a purpose.

Suddenly I feel so dirty and violated.....

I KNEW you were one of Us!OldEdScott
May 1, 2003 6:35 AM
Come along, my son. Resistance is futile!
I SHALL resist, Borg-queen.sn69
May 1, 2003 6:38 AM
Incidentally, that bourbon I mentioned a while back is called Van Winkle. Had some more the other night, but it still isn't doin' much fer me. I've got too much SoCal surfpunk in me to appreciate redneck booze, I s'pose.
I am Locutus, of Borg ...OldEdScott
May 1, 2003 6:44 AM
And you WILL be assimilated to the joys of Bourbon.

Hey, it's Derby week! Everyone in a hundred-mile radius of Louisville/Churchill downs is sh!tfaced on Bourbon from dawn till last call. You come on down here for the week, boy, and you'd learn to love it REAL fast.
Well, it's JazzFest here, Jean-Lucsn69
May 1, 2003 6:51 AM
and you'd best remember that Locutus was brought back to the good side....

Bourbon there; hurricanes and Abita Turbo-Dog here. In fact, we've got 6 house guests right now bidding for their share of toilet puke time at home. Me? I'll stick with gotta love a beer that has a history of poisoning entire populations.

I noted that the President is flying out to the Lincoln today--she's returning from an unprecidented 11 month deployment and will short-turn and go back out for another 11 months by mid-summer. The best part is that the Prez is flying to the boat on a C-2, and he's riding in the copilot's seat. ...No pressure for the pilot.....

Hey, I TRIED to like Dixie Beer, I mean IOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 7:17 AM
really wanted to love it. The cool-looking can, the cool name, the cool history. But my GOD. I'm not a beer-snob by any means (for day-to-day guzzling I'm perfectly content with Keystone Light, and 'fancy' beer to me is a Budweiser)but Dixie is completely and utterly undrinkable.

I can tolerate Jax, though. They still make that down there?
It's Boudreaux's version of Ham's or Genesee.sn69
May 1, 2003 7:25 AM
P!ss-water to be certain, but it's good a cheap, light buzz. Yes, we still have Jax, although it's never thrilled me. Abita is the best local brew, with Amber being the most common (somewhat similar to Anchor Steam), Turbo Dog being my favorite (a stout), and Purple Haze (rasberry flavored) appealing to the sqeemish set.

As for day-to-day, I'm a Tecate, Pacifico or Dos XX man. Like I said, SoCal....
Yep, it's bad stuffmickey-mac
May 1, 2003 3:56 PM
My sister in law left a bottle of Dixie in our fridge recently. I made the mistake of trying to drink it. It tasted like a bottle of creamed corn. I know most brewers of American style lager use adjuncts, but the corn content on this stuff must be outrageous. I couldn't get through a 12 oz. bottle. On the other end of the spectrum, I'm working on a bottle of Hitachino White Ale at the moment. It's the best Japanese beer I've ever had. I really can't wait to get back.sn69
May 1, 2003 5:06 PM
Exotic beers are hard to come by here, Fuller's notwithstanding (I bought another two bottles for this weekend). I'm plowing through some simple Mazatlan-style Carta Blanca at present; it paired nicely with the fajitas I made for dinner. Much like good beer, carne asada, machaca and the sublime brilliance of the fish taco are utterly lost on these Frenchie Swamp Rednecks.

I'm a Cali brat and I admit it. Californication is my bag, baby.
Oh my god...OldEd and Jon are gonna love this.Jon Billheimer
May 1, 2003 8:07 AM
Hey Scott, you're baaaaack:)- Sorry to disappoint you, though. I could never separate Slick Willy's personal morality from his presidential performance, so never cared for the guy. Hillary's even worse.

I don't know where the heck I'm at here, but probably a cross between Carter and Colin Powell. Now THAT's WEIRD!
Holy Cow!!Jon Billheimer
May 1, 2003 8:17 AM
I took the quiz and actually DID score between Clinton and Powell, but closer to Clinton. Geez! My first post was a blind guess.
Amazingly accurate.OldEdScott
May 1, 2003 8:50 AM
Between the results here and the 12 people who work for me (I gave the test to them, just to make sure they were on the Right Side of the issues)(I had one guy who scored a ONE; I'm now calling him Pol Pot), every score has been exactly where I would have predicted. Except my own. I'm a touch more conservative than I thought (11).
It was a long, hard trip to San Diego...sn69
May 1, 2003 8:21 AM
Well...okay, it was only long. In retrospect, I really should have shipped my bike out there. It hurt to watch everyone spinning up and down PCH in the eternal sunshine. Fortunately, I've only got one more month in New Orleans, and then it's back to SD and back to a squadron.

Carter and Powell. Hmmm, maybe you'll become a Wesley Clark fan if he runs. Like I said, I think the porno thing threw me over. Truth be told, I tend to favor McCain.
Back to SD (ready to re-live the old days?)mickey-mac
May 1, 2003 10:46 AM
If you're going to be back in San Diego you should seriously consider a trip to Anaheim on June 5 to see the Buzzcocks at the House of Blues. I'm not normally one to pay good money to see a bunch of old farts do a reunion show, but the reunited Buzzcocks do a hell of a show according to a friend of mine whose judgment I trust. Also, their recent album is pretty damn good, so it's not one of those Sex Pistols-type reunions where everybody just jumps back on stage in an effort to squeeze a few quid out of their long lost fame. We have a pretty good sized group going on June 5 and would love to see you there if it's a possibility. E-mail me if interested:
Back to SD (ready to re-live the old days?)sn69
May 1, 2003 11:06 AM
Daaaamn...thanks for the offer, but my orders have me on the road on 04June. I can drive only so fast in my Subaru war wagon. I won't be in your time zone until the 6th based on my itinerary. I'll have to settle for a late summer Dave Wakling show in Solana Beach.

Thanks for thinking of me, though.
Back to SD (ready to re-live the old days?)The Walrus
May 1, 2003 1:23 PM
i Buzzcocks?
How many of the original members are part of this reunion? That's a show I'd wanna see, but I'd have to sell a bike just to get a ticket...
Dude . . .mickey-mac
May 1, 2003 3:05 PM
all the original members will be back together. This is the real deal: Shelley, Devoto, and the boys. My friend saw them at the Inland Punk Invasion (or something like that) a few months back and said they were pretty amazing, despite their advanced age. If I remember correctly, you're in the Simi area. They're playing June 6 and 7 in LA County:
...and here I thought Devoto had offed himself years ago...The Walrus
May 1, 2003 3:37 PM
...and we can expect Diggle & Maher (wotta ferocious drummer!)& Garvey, too? I'm gonna have to give this some thought... Thx for the heads-up!
...and here I thought Devoto had offed himself years ago...mickey-mac
May 1, 2003 3:52 PM
Good point on the Devoto thing. I've been listening to a lot of old Buzzcocks lately. They were one of the tightest bands of the early punk generation. If the Anaheim HOB is good enough, I might try to catch them again on June 6 or 7.
Benito Mussulini... what the???Captain Morgan
May 1, 2003 6:42 AM
Not really. I guess I am on the "whacko right" with GHWB.
no, you're wacko and you're right ...sacheson
May 1, 2003 6:45 AM
... there's a strong distinction between that and wacko right. ;-)
By saying "right", I assume you mean "correct"? ; ) (nm)Captain Morgan
May 1, 2003 7:19 AM
Are there any panty wastes on the right? nmOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 6:45 AM
Hitler was an artistCaptain Morgan
May 1, 2003 7:41 AM
I don't know if this sole trait qualifies him as a PW, although wasn't it brought out by an ex-lover that he had some bedroom problems as well?. It was weird to see a Hitler landscape painting with lots of pretty flowers.
re: interesting political quiz - who are you most like? (poll?).Alpedhuez55
May 1, 2003 6:53 AM
I got a 34 so I am slightly to the left of Bob Dole.
Wow, I just retook the test, answering likerwbadley
May 1, 2003 6:57 AM
How I think one of my good staunch conservative friends would answer, and was able to get it up to 36.

How can you take the test honestly and score so high? ;-))

Because my answers are Right ;-)Alpedhuez55
May 1, 2003 7:40 AM
I am a fiscal conservative and social moderate. While I am not against Abortion, I am against public funding of it. So some of the questions caused me to look a little more to the right than I really am when money was involved.

Mike Y.
"Not against abortion, but against public funding"???cory
May 1, 2003 7:48 AM
So the poor shouldn't be able to get them, thus giving us generation upon generation of uneducated, unemployable potential welfare recipients? There's a hole in that reasoning somewhere....
immaculate conceptions?mohair_chair
May 1, 2003 8:00 AM
I hate to point out the obvious, but the poor can always elect not to get pregnant if they can't afford the abortion. Seems like a much simpler plan.
Yep. If you're poor, keep it zippedOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 8:12 AM
or keep 'em together. The poor aren't worthy of having sex anyway. I agree.
Sex AND abortions for the rich, abstinence for the poor. Neat.cory
May 1, 2003 8:27 AM
Jesus Christ, do you people have any empathy at ALL? Could we at least have a little money to educate kids about birth control, or is that restricted, too?
totally different issuemohair_chair
May 1, 2003 8:38 AM
I'm all for publicly funded education about birth control.
Sex AND abortions for the rich, abstinence for the poor. Neat.Alpedhuez55
May 1, 2003 8:58 AM
If you look at my other post, I suggested that they reduce the numbers of abortions through education. I do not have a problem with money to educate children about birth control.

Mike Y.
marriage pretty much = abstinence, anyway nmDougSloan
May 1, 2003 12:48 PM
Yep. If you're poor, keep it zippedOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 8:43 AM
or keep 'em together. The poor aren't worthy of having sex anyway. I agree.
"Not against abortion, but against public funding"???Alpedhuez55
May 1, 2003 8:19 AM
First off, most private insurances cover abortions. The majority of people, including the working poor, can get an abortion with an insurance copayment. Or let the father pay for the abortion. I do not think the Government should be in the buisiness of paying for them.

Maybe Abortion Rights groups should put their money where their mouth is and offer to pay for abortions for the uninsured rather than make campaign donations to democrats.

Just because I would keep abortion legal does not mean I do not think it is wrong unless the health of the mother is in serious question. THere are way too many abortions being done and would like to see that number reduced throu education. Paying for it with taxpayer money is where I draw the line.

Mike Y.
My thoughts (and only mine...just some stuff to think about.)Kristin
May 1, 2003 9:56 AM
First of all, let state my primary belief about abortion. An unwanted pregnancy terminated by abortion is an emotionally traumatic event for the mother.

Any time a woman gets an abortion, it's due to circumstances gone wrong. Either there was a sexual crime committed, or an illness that jeopardizes mother or child, or a woman finds herself pregnant at a time when she doesn't want a child or can't care for it. No matter what the reason, stuff has already gone very wrong for the pregnant woman.

Abortion is not the easy "fix" that some people want to make it out to be. Let's forget the debate about when life begins. I doubt there will ever be much consensus on it. The fact remains that if the pregnancy is not surgically aborted, there is a very strong chance that a living, breathing, viable human baby will be born into this world. That fact will chew on a woman's heart, regardless of her attempts to avoid it. (And, I dare say, it will gnaw at the fathers heart as well.) A choice is made that what could have been—what probably would have been—is not going to be. Whether we like it or not, abortion wounds the heart.

Substance for Paul: Most women who have an abortion seek therapy for that issue approximately 10 years after the surgery. Post-abortion counseling is thriving in the US. If you'd like some numbers I'll make a couple calls and get them.

Funding for abortion?

Some of you are making it sound as if abortion is a civil liberty. How can that be? It's like saying that plastic surgery should be funded publicly. Abortion is NOT a necessary procedure. There are plenty of families looking to adopt—fertility is also an issue in the US. Men and women need to do their very best not to get pregnant if they are not in a position to provide for their child—that goes for emotionally and socially as well as financially. I'm concerned about this prevalent view that unwanted pregnancy is that it is merely an inconvenience that can be resolved quickly. That is so far from the truth. If we fund this publicly—and through insurance—we're just encourage the spread of the lie that abortion is an easy out.

Is abortion evil? That would be an unfair statement. There is much going on in the heart of a woman who finds herself pregnant when she does not want to be. But 99% of the time, abortion is a choice rather than a necessity. That choice has both positive AND negative consequences. In my opinion, the negatives far outweigh the positives. But few people know that until its too late.
very thoughtful nmDougSloan
May 1, 2003 3:57 PM
My thoughts (and only mine...just some stuff to think about.)bic
May 1, 2003 6:00 PM
One of the most thoughtful comments on a very tough issue. My late wife, and the mother of both of my sons, had more then one abortion before we met. She paid an emotional price for the rest of her life.

I scored a 34. Did they give this test to the names listed? I think not, based on Reagans health. So how did they come up with their scale?
You'll never guess what I scored - Even OldEd ..Live Steam
May 1, 2003 6:45 PM
would be surprised :O) 28! Between GB1 and Kemp. It must have been the 3 margaritas I had at dinner tonight :O) Hey Ed you probably thought I would go off the scale, didn't you? Maybe I should take it again. I'm sure I could do better :O)
TWENTY EIGHT???? Why, SteamOldEdScott
May 2, 2003 5:38 AM
by your own standards, I believe that score qualifies YOU as a panty waste!
:O) :O) :O) I know - I have shamed myself! nmLive Steam
May 2, 2003 2:32 PM
Just right of Kemp. I'd say that's correct for me. - nmMcAndrus
May 1, 2003 6:55 AM
Between Ted & Hillary...did ANYBODY pick Reagan over FDR?cory
May 1, 2003 7:43 AM
There are some unanswerable questions in there (FBI vs. IRS?), but as long as I'm in the single digits, I'm happy.
If anybody really picked Reagan over Roosevelt, though, it would be interesting to hear why. LMAO at that one.
I didn't pay much attention in history classKristin
May 1, 2003 8:43 AM
And could not tell you the finer points of FDR's administration; but it couldn't be worse than Regan's so... ;-)
here's some history for youDougSloan
May 1, 2003 8:51 AM
Doug, Doug, Doug ...OldEdScott
May 1, 2003 9:08 AM

Which John Bircher put THIS site up? "Communist stooge, Soviet agent." LOL! The red hammers and sickles are a nice touch, though. Suitably wild & hysterical.

Kristin, the nutty Right has had it in for Roosevelt for years. It's the old Commie pinko conspiracy thing, a gig that was already old in the 1950s. I can't believe Doug's trotting it out again here.

There are better ways of arguing against Roosevelt's presidency than throwing up THIS garbage. You still wouldn't be correct, but you'd have a better case.

"Extremism in the defense of liberty... " :-) nmDougSloan
May 1, 2003 9:16 AM
A statement I oddly agree with! { :-OOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 9:18 AM
That's me!53T
May 1, 2003 10:50 AM
Barry Goldwater. Of course there is never going to be an exact match, but that's a good starting point.
The original paleo-con.OldEdScott
May 1, 2003 11:09 AM
And a pretty good guy.
that's hilariousmohair_chair
May 1, 2003 9:24 AM
Someone really has some hatred for FDR!!! Did FDR run over this guy's dog? Talk about crazy. Dude, don't eat the brown acid.

Interesting that the URL contains "Pentagon." FDR built the Pentagon, which is hardly the work of a Soviet Agent.
you betcha nmDougSloan
May 1, 2003 8:45 AM
Yes, but it was close.McAndrus
May 1, 2003 11:50 AM
The man who led the defeat of the Soviet Union vs the man who led the defeat of the Nazis. This was a very, very, very tough choice. I admire them both.
Heck yes. nmNo_sprint
May 1, 2003 11:55 AM
31, closest to Kemp nmDougSloan
May 1, 2003 8:44 AM
31-34 must be Ron Pauljs5280
May 1, 2003 3:54 PM
or the FEC must have forbid Libertarains on the scale. Scored a 33 :-)

Here's a better quiz which doesn't lock you into the Liberal/Conservative continum.

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
Slick Willy nmPdxMark
May 1, 2003 8:57 AM
And then I took the test... a point to the left of Hillary... nmPdxMark
May 1, 2003 9:05 AM
Wow! You're two points more panty waste than me! nmOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 9:24 AM
Youthfulness and panty wastes go hand in hand...PdxMark
May 1, 2003 1:11 PM
Oh wait, that could sound funny...

But they left off the free trade questions... which would have tipped me towards Bill... As with Scott, I think the porn question is weighted too heavily as a hidden part of a puritanical neocon agenda.
I think the poll is somewhat inaccuratekilimanjaro
May 1, 2003 9:33 AM
I came up right between Clintons. However, as I checked into how the score is calculated,I noticed that not picking anything on one question equates to the "Liberal" choice (0) points. For example I trust/distrust Union Leaders and Corporate Executives probably equal amount. But since choose neigher one I got zero points, same as trusing Union leaders more.
18. Just a tad left of center. Sounds about right. nmBrooks
May 1, 2003 9:50 AM
YO! STEAM! Take this test! I bet you bust the meter! nmOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 9:52 AM
Just like i figured....cycleaddict
May 1, 2003 10:07 AM
I'm a panty waste!!!!!!!!! Scored a 7.
Gee. May qualify you as aOldEdScott
May 1, 2003 10:16 AM
WACKO panty waste!
Yup!! And what a special day today......cycleaddict
May 1, 2003 1:24 PM
is. Today is the first day I begin to enjoy my 18% paycut here at the "world's largest airline".
We are positive folks, however, and have chosen to call the cut "our GWB tax cut"!
And Ed-- thanks for the compliment
Gee I got an 8, I feel so Right wing! (nm)HAL9010
May 1, 2003 4:01 PM
i got a 12, there I said it. Happy? (nm)eyebob
May 1, 2003 10:25 AM
12 here as well. Right between the Clintons. nmbnlkid
May 1, 2003 10:48 AM
Someone should create a list of all of our rankings...eyebob
May 1, 2003 10:29 AM
for distribution, so that, for instance when newbies to this board see me and alpie going at it, they'll understand.

I score 18-27 but would vote for ReaganContinental
May 1, 2003 10:44 AM
I scored 18 to 27 depending how I interpretted the test, but if I could choose a president from the range of poltiticians in the test, I'd pick Reagan in a heartbeat. I think the range is skewed. Reagan was not as conservative as Jesse Jackson is liberal.
Twixt Teddy and Hillary, I'm an 8.Dale Brigham
May 1, 2003 11:33 AM
Must be my leftist upbringing in that bastion of radical liberals, Lubbock, TX (it worked for Natalie Maines!). Or, maybe it was the the pinko indocrination I received from leftist elites in those incubators of Leninist-Marxist dogma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Penn State Universities.

There are, apparently, at least 2 expatriot male Texas leftists on this planet: me and Steve Earle. Mr. Earle was in town (Columbia, MO) yesterday for a show, and he was interviewed on a local radio station. When asked why he thought his song about John Walker Lindh ("The Ballad of JWL") had not caused as much fallout for his career as had Natalie Maines' comments about the President, he stated that "everybody knows I'm a pinko, anyway."

Dale "The Fourth Dixie Chick"
Damn, Dale -- I'm impressed!OldEdScott
May 2, 2003 5:45 AM
An EIGHT! And from Lubbock! You're a progressive's progressive. As a Kentuckian with an 11, I won't quibble if you call me a right wing fascist bastard.

Steve Earle ROCKS, by the way. He more balls than a barrel of monkeys, and his music's pretty good too.
Thanks, Ed. I take that as the highest praise.Dale Brigham
May 2, 2003 6:40 AM
Would you like to become a member of my sleeper cell? I'm hoping to foment regime change here in the ol' U.S. of A. in 2004. Since most of my party leaders (da' Dems) are presently MIA, this will have to be an in-country operation fronted by local partisans. You have experience in that arena, right? I await your directives, Commander Ed.


"I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat" Will Rogers
In a former life, I did some psychological research intoOldEdScott
May 2, 2003 7:06 AM
local superstitions that would scare the living bejesus out of indigenous peoples -- under the theory that, if you scared 'em bad enough with their own worst boogeymen, they would be rendered incapable of fighting you.

The only thing I know of that scares the living bejeesus out of our indigenous political ememies is one totemic word: CLINTON. They howl like banshees as the very mention of the name. They remember a time when CLINTON whipped them like sick mules at every turn, even when they thought they had the goods on him. CLINTON. To this day, the name turns their brains to mush and their spines to jelly, and they lapse into a weird and wide-eyed 'speaking in tongues'known by these natives as 'CLINTON bashing,'which is supposed to keep the demon at bay. Obviously, it does not. CLINTON is still very much a force and a factor in these peoples' daily lives; CLINTON is their greatest fear. CLINTON is, in short, an obsession we can use against them. They cannot function in the presence of CLINTON.

Hmmm. Wonder if we could get them to fear HILLARY?
'Hillary' is commonly invoked as a perjorative.Dale Brigham
May 2, 2003 7:20 AM
She represents all they loathe and fear: Libb-rulls (although she grew up in a Republican household in Chicago), uppity wimmin (she did not sit quietly behind her 'man'), and political power (elected on first try to Senate) not totally controlled by corporate cash. No wonder they hate her.

And, she has that last name...CLINTON!

She'll whip 'em like dogs across the tundra! HAW! nmOldEdScott
May 2, 2003 7:43 AM
My goodness - please tell me who she ran against?Live Steam
May 2, 2003 2:41 PM
She ran in a decidedly liberal state against a no name who had three months to get his name out (Maybe more, but you get the drift). She too a seat that was historically occupied by a liberal Dem. There were suspiciously an awful lot of voting machines not working in Republican districts and quite a few dead people voting too :O) Giuliani would have whooped her ass if he was able to continue his campaign.
28. nmNo_sprint
May 1, 2003 11:58 AM
15( ahh jeez)Though I do think we should be allowed to inhale nm128
May 1, 2003 11:59 AM
This is awful!!Jon Billheimer
May 1, 2003 12:35 PM
Now I officially have to hang out with all these ex-Green Beret panty wastes. Don't know whether they're masculine enough or patriotic enough to rate as REAL Americans. And they're certainly not bigoted enough!
When I crash and take out 30+ dudes in my next critNo_sprint
May 1, 2003 12:58 PM
and send a couple to the hospital I really won't feel as bad! I might be smiling! LOL

just kiddin' :)
May 1, 2003 1:14 PM
He scored a 22 and is doin' some soul searchin.... nmsn69
May 1, 2003 1:16 PM
LOL (soul?) nmDougSloan
May 1, 2003 1:41 PM
Hardy har har. 9 (nm)czardonic
May 1, 2003 2:33 PM
Hey, I'm 19 again!purplepaul
May 1, 2003 2:03 PM
But, really, some of those questions were splitting a dead baby. I mean, Elders and Robertson? Two nut jobs. And I would like to meet the person who wouldn't want deceptive political campaign commercials to be banned. Then again, I guess a true libertarian wouldn't want them banned, just exposed.
I don't want them banned! I make a LIVING withOldEdScott
May 2, 2003 5:58 AM
deceptive campaign ads! Jeeesh. I voted no on that one ...
11? I could have sworn I've become more conservativemickey-mac
May 1, 2003 6:09 PM
I'm glad I didn't take this test when I was 25. I would have scored a 0. BTW, I don't like being sandwiched between Bill and Hillary, not that it's a big risk these days.
13. right smack between bill and hillary.(nm)rufus
May 1, 2003 7:57 PM
Shocked, dismayed, and embarrassed...Matno
May 2, 2003 3:26 AM
I only got a 37. What a disappointment. In my defense, I think some of the questions were bad (i.e. the truly conservative response gave a liberal score).

I debated with thoughts of "free speech" on the deceptive campaign issue, but finally went with "agree" since that would mostly only eliminate Democrats' ads anyway. (Of course concepts of libel and slander are what really influenced my decision - it wasn't just based on personal bias). The scoring on that one was backwards. "Agree" should have been a point for conservatism, not the other way around. The liberal ACLU would argue for the free speech rights. Most conservatives would argue in favor of honesty.

As for the FDR vs. Reagan question, how anybody could choose FDR in light of all that we know about him, is beyond comprehension. I won't go into details other than to say that if you want to find precedent for Bush's recent (unjustified) invasion of Iraq, you'll find it began with FDR. He certainly changed our gov't in major ways - for the worse.

Colin Powell is not in the right place on that scale. He should be MUCH farther left. (Although people tend to think of him as conservative, he's FAR from it. Just ask where he stands on moral issues. It's no wonder he almost never talks about things like that). Actually, the whole thing is misleading since it implies that the scale evenly covers the whole spectrum. In reality, the center should be right about where GHWB is, and there should be a good sized gap between the "center" and Colin Powell, Bill, & Hillary. Bob Dole sure as heck ain't that close to Reagan either.

The answer for the "Melting Pot" question was scored backwards as well.
Wow, a standardized test that discriminates...Dale Brigham
May 2, 2003 6:48 AM
...against white, male conservatives. This is truly a momentous development.

Don't worry Matno, you can always claim that inherent cultural biases in the system are holding you back.

Fight tha' Power, Bro!

between the two clintons. nm.stinkfoot247
May 4, 2003 7:02 PM
NIXON?!?!?Charlie Amerique
May 6, 2003 7:02 AM
I think my test is faulty....