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Do you have an attraction to political extremes?

  • No, I've always been fine with my moderate positions

    Votes: 8 72.7%
  • Yes, I am always finding reasons to be a bit more extreme in political stance

    Votes: 3 27.3%

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I find that my politics are perfectionistic and I can't shake the mindset. If I get believing in one parties ideals believing they are correct I begin embracing everything they believe and looking for ways to move even further to that side of the spectrum to find a platform which is more stable than the current parties stances. I like to be consistent, but now my beliefs have shifted in the opposite direction of the past. This way of thinking never bothered me before but now it drives me insane.

Anyone have this problem with almost a magnetism to the political extremes?
 

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It sounds like you are saying that when you embrace a new ideology, you feel that you sometimes go overboard and seek out ways to immerse yourself more in that political culture--and you find that unsettling.

If that is what you are saying, I can see how I've been caught up in the throes of a movement and have been swayed beyond where I would normally feel to stop. However, I will break with that affiliation after a short while and come back to my own understanding of the issues and platforms being discussed, without regard to political affiliation.

It's normal to vacillate when making up your mind about political affiliations. Especially when they are new and exciting.
 
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When I was MUCH younger I felt differently, but now that I'm older I find that I'm a moderate in MOST matters. I suspect that most of us have opinions on both sides of the political divide (i.e., some things lean Democrat, and some things lean Republican).
 

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i dont vote here in canada all our politicians are mentaly ill but if i had to vote i would take the neorhino team (they are a joke party laughing about canadian politics)
 

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I have been citied for my polticical extremes to the right of the specturm. I have thourghly embarced the conservatives but i still have some reservations since that party was the party that invaded the southland.
 
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I have been citied for my polticical extremes to the right of the specturm. I have thourghly embarced the conservatives but i still have some reservations since that party was the party that invaded the southland.
Replublican party was the party that invaded the southland... Whats meant by that exactly?
 

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Replublican party was the party that invaded the southland... Whats meant by that exactly?
The Republican Party was in power when the Civil War was fought.
 
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Oh, the political atmosphere wasn't as cut and dry as it is today. I don't even think of the Republicans of pre-Regan as being the same party. Only our latest politics made the republican party so conservative and the Democratic party so liberal.

I'm also not a political science major though
 

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The Republican Party was in power when the Civil War was fought.
I know that, that is why i have some reservations about it but lake Wake said the party is not the same. Around 1960 the two parties switched sides the Republicans becoming very conservative and the Democrats very liberal. I have extensively studied the War of Northern Agression and that is why i have some reservations but i understand that the party has come around to the position it fought against in 1860 and is therfore the party of my choosing.
 
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