The New American Center

Yep, it's that time again. The quiz results here to my left confirm I still haven't changed much, even if the looney libs running this one think I'm a right wing fringe kook for not wanting the government poking their noses into my private business.

If not wanting the government crawling up your ass every 5 minutes means I'm not part of the "New American Center" then clearly this isn't something I want to be a part of.

Quiz can be found here: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/center-interactive-quiz
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Posted on Oct 22, 2013 4:27 pm by Samson in: , | 13 comment(s) [Closed]
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A blog post? What madness is this?

It should probably astonish nobody that I'm square in that dark blue box on the other end there.

...you kind of are one of the talk radio heads.

There are some odd differences between the quiz I took and the linked polling data. Wonder what's with that. Also definitely skewed my results. No foreign policy questions.

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #2 Oct 23, 2013 12:02 pm
Ironically I was just having this conversation with my wife last night.

I always thought of myself as a centrist, but she told me that I am very far right and that she is the centrist. You see my views have not really changed in the past 25 years or so. When I was a kid wanting to know more about politics I decided to start at the beginning, the US Constitution. This is the founding document of our country, every elected official swears to uphold it, this should make it a fairly neutral view not left or right. The whole idea behind it was that the world was full of rat bastards whose greatest ambitions were to gain power over others and tell them all what to do, and if America was to succeed it needed a system of government that limited the power these people could wield if/when they were put in charge. This led to the radically forward thinking (dare I say Progressive) idea that the people who write laws, enforce laws and interpret laws are not all one in the same. Furthermore there would be only specific areas where these three separate groups had any authority, thus enumerated powers rather than plenary. Times may have changed but human nature has not. The world is still replete with people who just want to tell others what to do. The language of the Constitution may be dated but the ideas behind it are every bit as relevant almost 240 years later.

So when did reading, studying and quoting the Constitution become an extremist ideology? Even more concerning is what does it say about those on the Left that someone playing by the rules gets demonized?

       
No surprises here, i am smack bang in the centre or you two extremist Samson and Dwip. It is a bad bad day when i am the voice of reason :) hahaha

       
So when did reading, studying and quoting the Constitution become an extremist ideology?

Some time in the early 1960s. :(

       
Yay! I'm part of the "New American Centre"

       
And now, in something completely different, this is apparently a thing. That happened. And...um...I don't...

what

New York Times said:


KABUL, Afghanistan — A bungled attempt by the Afghan government to cultivate a shadowy alliance with Islamist militants escalated into the latest flash point in the troubled relationship between Afghanistan and the United States, according to new accounts by officials from both countries.

The disrupted plan involved Afghan intelligence trying to work with the Pakistan Taliban, allies of Al Qaeda, in order to find a trump card in a baroque regional power game that is likely to intensify after the American withdrawal next year, the officials said. And what started the hard feelings was that the Americans caught them red-handed.

Publicly, the Afghan government has described Mr. Mehsud as an insurgent peace emissary. But according to Afghan officials, the ultimate plan was to take revenge on the Pakistani military.


:shrug:

       
Sure does make one wonder - why are we even still there? If this is the kind of shit they're going to do with our money and people then we have better places to make use of both. :facepalm:

Also, nice try all you spammers. Hope you got what you wanted in the brief moments you had in the sun!

       
Edited by Samson on Oct 31, 2013 10:54 am
And 2 days after you leave, the Taliban will be back in power. Why we even bothered is beyond me at this point. But then, i think i am on the record saying that this was a stupid idea in the beginning.

       
migck [Anon] said:
Comment #9 Nov 1, 2013 4:25 pm


I'm possibly wrong, but it looks like the color boxes between the red and blue are not used at all, they are just for dramatic effect. One answer out of the line and Esquire mocks you as a raving leftard/fascist who is not fit for their exclusive NAC (New American Center) club. :cry:

Or it could be that I'm not even an USA citizen and the webpage sniffed that and my naïve, weak and sometimes incoherent left-wing-like sociopolitical views and labeled me as I deserved. :whistle:

Most likely though, is that I gave myself away when I revealed I'm a godless heathen... :devil:

       
lol, well I wouldn't doubt it if the only reason I got shoved into talking head territory was because I said I believe in God. :P

       
lol, well I wouldn't doubt it if the only reason I got shoved into talking head territory was because I said I believe in God. :P


Or perhaps you are an automaton Samson and you have been keeping it hidden from us.

       
Perhaps..... :grey: :robot: :troll:

Also, ye olde spammers are making a mess of things.

       


I'm pretty sure it pushed me to the middle due to my stance on firearms (I'm pro open/concealed carry/second amendment in general) since I'm obscenely far left on economic/social issues.

       
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