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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

jmonaco Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 12:29 PM
I had hoped for a more profound article. Summed up, "Bob" is not fiscally conservative and probably has no sense of himself. And I think Bob's thoughts and behaviors accurately (and sadly) reflect the plurality (if not the majority) of Americans today - a walking contraction (maybe even schizophrenic).
David238 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:06 PM
I'm a fiscally conservative socially liberal Republican. I also happen to have a very strong sense of who I am, and I'm in no way a walking contraction.

I don't think the Republicans should be stepping on my liberty --- if I want to gamble, or drink, or smoke, or view porn, or do anything agreed upon by two or more adults that doesn't hurt anyone else then stay out of business, my bedroom, and my life. I don't care to see discrimination against homosexuals. I don't want religion shoved down my throat --- I still remember Republicans trying to impose Prayer in School back in the 80s. Republicans arguing that women can't get pregnant when raped also turns my stomach.

On the other hand I am very fiscally conservative. No contradictions.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 4:34 PM
David, you are consistently for freedom. Social conservatives are not for personal freedom; otherwise, they wouldn't be supporting laws making victimless acts, crimes.

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...