Why the asinine obsession with having to label everyone as a "liberal" or a "conservative"? I would not insult your intelligence by assuming you are unable to think for yourself.
We all use this political shorthand to one degree or another these days (maybe that's why we come to no solutions, partly?), and your political stances are indeed similar to those of persons who self identify politically as ''Liberals''. I would prefer personally not to use these modernistic labels at all if and whenever possible myself, and I'm working on that.
What, pray tell, is the center of my political being . If I do in fact have a "political being" ( :?: ) it is simply "follow the money". Ignore the lies and bullshit of all politicians and gauge where the money is going. Generally speaking Democrats have done a helluva lot more for the quality of my life over the past century than Republicans. ie. social security and medicare vs trickle down bullshit from the Republicans.
FDR was wise to go with the populists of his youth during the great depression; William Jennings Bryan, Woodrow Wilson, etc.. But also respond to the movements of Long and Townsend and so forth. That day is over, if Wall Street can help it.
I liked Ike and even thought Nixon was a competent leader ….. who unfortunately fucked up. How's that for a "liberal"?
Nixon was a self described ''Keynesian'', also wise and competent in a worldly manner, Ike too, so no basic disagreements there. But the true ''Right'' in America is pretty much the Libertarian ideologues these days. Trump didn't appeal to them but to the Populists, but governed as a Libertarian ideologue.
Getting back "on topic" i'm for Princess Ivanka ………… she is obviously a deep thinker who will be looking out for the little guy …………..
Trump Jr. has a better shot at it.
WTF is that thing on her head ?
I don't know, I always preferred Sarafans and Kokoshniks but that's just me;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarafanhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokoshnik
Don't mind me annatar …. you are a bright guy and I respect you …… I'm just feeling my oats this evening. Doesn't happen often these days at age 76
It's all good, and truthfully I respect you too, and I'm venturing a little bit into the ''feeling my oats'' territory as well.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.