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Your Presidential Choices, Plotted Out [Pic]

Hits: 12101 | Rating: (2.3) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4690 Posts
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 9:25:46 AM
AvatarJohn: I'm gonna stop taking you seriously from now on, okay?

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 952 Posts
Monday, November 05, 2012 9:49:24 AM
In whose ill-informed opinion??? The B. Hussein Obama dot should be firmly locked to the upper-left hand corner. The Romney dot should be down on the horizontal line and a bit more to the left.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6455 Posts
Monday, November 05, 2012 4:22:27 AM
Where's Roseanne?

Zghost
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 157 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 2:27:41 PM
Wait, those aren't he only two people you can vote for. There are several more candidates, and can't you write in your own choice?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24154 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 12:44:00 PM
VV True that @LillianDulci! The bottom should read "Anarchy" with the middle line reading "Libertarian".
One presumes the other axis reads "left, neutral, right" eh?

LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 12:04:19 PM
HG, the libertarian on this chart isn't the same thing as the libertarian party. Confused me at first :S If he was further down (but in the same position to the right) he'd essentially be an anarchist. I don't know much about Gary Johnson himself but from many of the libertarian's I've spoken to, they wouldn't be very far down on the libertarian scale if at all. And there are some things that might skew it, like if he thinks marriage shouldn't be dictated by the country, then he might say no to gay marriage which is more toward authoritarian than libertarian on this chart. Just some thoughts.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4818 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 11:27:45 AM
Wait, the LIBERTARIAN candidate falls dead center between Libertarian and Authoritarian?


5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24154 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 10:35:41 AM
Hi @auburnjunky! Welcome to the neighborhood! lolz!

The US is a conservative state in its broad political philosophy

@simbha: I cannot argue with that. Well said! I too ahve said Obama's on the "right side" of the middle, just not that far right...

Political Compass is a cool site and all, but it's trying to simplify something that really isn't simple...

@Keyh: That's true, it's largely for amusement purposes.
I was impressed by the number and variety of questions! That's good methodology! I recall one "political party" type quiz that had 8 questions. EIGHT? WTF! What a joke.

I'm pretty sure they meant there are no savage people and there are no civilized people, there are simply different cultures.

@LillianDulci: Yes, that's what I was getting at. Their phrasing was wrong, IMHO on that one question.
Purple Dot = LOLZ! I love it.

LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:32:37 AM
@5cats ""There are no savage and civilised peoples"
I think they mean "savage peoples OR civilized peoples" Not to many Civilized Savages out there..."

I'm pretty sure they meant there are no savage people and there are no civilized people, there are simply different cultures. Meaning that one group of people aren't savage people and another group aren't civilized people, it's just cultural differences.

LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:28:04 AM
I edited mine for my dot to be purple :P I was surprised until I realized the horizontal axis is economic and the vertical axis is social. I prefer Jill Stein to all of the current candidates and she's one of the two closest to my dot, but no one's actually close :S. And I can't say I'm surprised that Obama and Romney are so close.



mrtomz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 39 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 7:00:44 AM
@nubblins, that's because conservatives are idiots.

Keyh
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 227 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 6:34:08 AM
Political Compass is a cool site and all, but it's trying to simplify something that really isn't simple at all.

While it does give a broad outline on where someone stands in the political spectrum, it doesn't really take specifics into account (and can't really in that format).

I could be far left on some policies, and far right on others, and a political candidate could complete opposite from me on all the policies, and we'd both still end up as "moderate" despite the candidate being the antithesis of what I believe in.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 5:14:48 AM
[Continued from below...]

The US is a conservative state in its broad political philosophy; the Democrats and Republicans (generally) represent only minor deviations from each other, in absolute terms.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 5:14:15 AM
I think those of you who are surprised by Obama's presence on the right of the graph have a highly US-centric view; The mainstream US political spectrum is highly skewed to the right-top in terms of absolute political dimension.

An example of this is the presence of the US military overseas during peacetime in these regions. The US has had a strongly interventionist policy in place for decades; its variety of international relations is based far more on military might than diplomacy. That's not a judgment; it's just a statement of observation. Neither Obama nor Romney have any publicly-stated intent to "bring the troops home" from areas such as Europe, Japan or Brazil. Yet, political philosophies can certainly contain this intent, and some current presidential candidates have stated this intent.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 5:04:06 AM
Mine, for the millions of you who have been waiting with bated breath... ;)


auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9877 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 1:51:35 AM
Well looky there!

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12015 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 1:08:37 AM
I suspect that many conservatives will be confused as to just how libertarian us liberals are.

Andicicle
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 466 Posts
Sunday, November 04, 2012 12:27:42 AM
This is actually not bullpoo at all. You are looking at a political compass. You can even take a look at the site.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9877 Posts
Saturday, November 03, 2012 10:32:51 PM
Oh that's just bullpoo.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4467 Posts
Saturday, November 03, 2012 9:38:37 PM
Over here, on the good side of the fence.

nubblins
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1753 Posts
Saturday, November 03, 2012 8:07:49 PM
I think it's funny when conservatives are like OMG NO WAYZ DEMOCRATS R RIGHT OF CENTER???!!! FOUL PLAY!!

Congratulations, you just had an epiphany.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12964 Posts
Saturday, November 03, 2012 8:02:41 PM
Whoever made that chart is a fapping f***tard.

Slotherder
Male, 30-39, Western US
 249 Posts
Saturday, November 03, 2012 7:06:34 PM
I found it to be quite inaccurate because of the dichotomy between ideals and reality. Deciding on a rating of importance between 1 and 4 and a scale of agreement between 1 and 4 is ambiguous more times than not when considering what could be (if more properties of an ideal were in effect than currently are) rather than what a situation is at the time.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2488 Posts
Saturday, November 03, 2012 6:55:38 PM
I came out in a test as best voting for Gary Johnson. That would seem like a good idea to me if I had to vote in the US

Enjin
Male, 30-39, Asia
 789 Posts
Saturday, November 03, 2012 6:47:01 PM
Guess I should be voting for Rocky Anderson. Maybe we should all just be forced to take a test to decide our vote so we can break out of this ridiculous two party system.

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