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  • I'm an N and Liberal

    19 41.30%
  • I'm an N and Conservative

    6 13.04%
  • I'm an S and Liberal

    7 15.22%
  • I'm an S and Conservative

    1 2.17%
  • I am neither Conservative or Liberal, but a different party

    9 19.57%
  • I don't care about politics

    4 8.70%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    Interesting distribution. The S's seem to be the more libertarian (simplistically, left on social, right on fiscal), with the NT's more moderate, and the NF's rather statist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Barry Goldwater had ideas, but Americans voted in LBJ, the Dubya of the 1950s and 1960s.
    It's funny that the closest thing conservatives have had to an intellectual; wasn't a social conservative. Ideas and status quo will never mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    It's funny that the closest thing conservatives have had to an intellectual; wasn't a social conservative. Ideas and status quo will never mix.
    That's not true. There used to be many conservative intellectuals. William F. Buckley, Frank Meyer, Whittaker Chambers, Russell Kirk, Brent Bozell, Irving and William Kristol (basically old anticommunist Democrats turned neocons). Conservatism used to be full of intellectuals. The rise of the Christian Right in the 1970s seemed to have curbed their influence almost entirely, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    That's not true. There used to be many conservative intellectuals. William F. Buckley, Frank Meyer, Whittaker Chambers, Russell Kirk, Brent Bozell, Irving and William Kristol (basically old anticommunist Democrats turned neocons). Conservatism used to be full of intellectuals. The rise of the Christian Right in the 1970s seemed to have curbed their influence almost entirely, though.
    Even take someone like William F. Buckley; wasn't a social conservative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Even take someone like William F. Buckley; wasn't a social conservative.
    He was decently conservative on social issues. He was down with the "fusionist" agenda for conservatism, which sought to combine appreciate for traditional American conservatism with free market economics and anti-communism. He was ardently Catholic (even attended the Latin Mass) and was pro-life. He often played the cranky old man in his articles (he HATED The Beatles). It was more of a conservative mindset with Buckley than it was a Christian conservative agenda. He considered himself an old-school Catholic and a Yalie gentleman. Frankly, the Republicans would do well to find some more interesting, articulate country-club types.
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