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  •  They're not meaningless (5+ / 0-)

    to the people who responded to the poll. One can attempt to discredit the results when they're not in one's favor but real life people identify with those terms as asked.

    Trump / Palin 2012: "You're Fired / I Quit"

    by MKSinSA on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 07:30:11 AM PDT

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    •  What do you think they mean? (0+ / 0-)

      What do you think they mean to the people who responded to the poll?

      How do they "identify" with the terms in a concrete way politically?

      Do "conservatives" favor cutting Social Security?

      Do "moderates" favor tax cuts for the rich?

      I repeat, these labels are MEANINGLESS.

      •  I suspect the 2010 mid-terms (1+ / 0-)
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        pretty well tell us what they mean in concrete terms. People want legislators who will get things done. The Democrats, despite agreement with a person's particular desires, can't get things done and that was proven by having all three branches.

        If I was asked my political preference, without hesitation I would say Independent/Moderate. Many people voted for Democrats in the last presidential election to give President Obama the tools he needed. Those tools proved ineffective. The middle looked to more can do alternatives and Republicans were the only other option.

        An amazing quote that pretty well sums up my impression of the Democrats in the Congress comes from Stan Greenberg

        Oddly, many voters prefer the policies of Democrats to the policies of Republicans. They just don’t trust the Democrats to carry out those promises.

        Trump / Palin 2012: "You're Fired / I Quit"

        by MKSinSA on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 07:39:44 AM PDT

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