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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 9:09 AM
I'm what I consider a social liberal, fiscal conservative, and Constitutional-legislative conservative. However, I'm not a Bob. My concept of social liberalism isn't innumerable affirmative action programs that get massive amounts of taxpayer money dumped into them, and eventually funnelled (laundered!) into the coffers of the politicians who set them up. No, I'm a remove the legislative/regulatory barriers to equality and let people rise or fall on their own personal merits. Of course, such a system would be anathema to Mr Obama, who'd never be President if it weren't for said affirmative action programs.

Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend,

That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob.

But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something like, "I would totally vote for Republicans if they could just give up on these crazy social issues."

When you explain your votes for Barack Obama, you talk about how Republicans used to be much more moderate and focused on important things such as low taxes, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets.

When Colin Powell was on "Meet the...