View Single Post
  #126  
Old 10-29-2012, 09:01 AM
jayjay is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 37,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomndebb View Post
The U.S. tilts Right on the political spectrum by any objective standard
Appears to, certainly, but I wonder how much of that is people being convinced that what they believe is right of center when it's not. "Communist" and "socialist" are dirty words to the vast majority of Americans, but if you were to describe left-wing/liberal policies without actually labeling them "liberal" or "Democratic", people LIKE them in large numbers. When the provisions of the ACA are described without attributing them to Obama or the Democrats (or "Obamacare" or "the ACA"), people LOVE them (with the exception of the mandate, but then people never love taxes, however necessary they are). It's only when you mention Obama or Democrats that the whole shebang become "socialism"!