Obama: Where Is He On The Political Compass?

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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So, I was checking mine for fun...mine seems accurate. At the end you can click an option to see your score plotted on a chart with the 2012 POTUS candidates. I've been saying for a few months now that Obama is right wing, seems I'm right...er correct




Told you guys Obama isn't a Socialist, in fact I bet more people, on this particular forum are right on the same spot as Obama. Be honest now guys


Let's see your charts plotted with the candidates. politicalcompass.org
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by Kali74
Let's see your charts plotted with the candidates.



Sure, just give me the link to do it first



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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I'm sure whoever came up with the graph is not biased in any way, shape or form.

However, Obama is definitely an authoritarian who supports a corporatist system. He also supports socialist/left wing programs and ideology in order to do so, though.
Despite what your lefty college prof might've told you, in their ultimate aim and effect, socialism and fascism are not very different at all. They both concentrate power on an elite group who represents the state in a totalitarian system.

At the end of the day, it comes down to: Do you support freedom of the individual or control of the individual? Whether the controlling power is "The people" (a mythologicl concept) or "Der Fuhrer" makes no difference in the scheme of things.

I ended up a Right Libertarian on the chart by the way...
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:40 PM
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Sorry, I fixed it!
lol



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Here's mine. Not surprising, I guess.






posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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Here's my score...looks like I'm in with the wrong political crowd on this thread
In all seriousness though, if people can have a mature discussion of the issues, I don't care what party you're from. And, this chart makes me think maybe 4 parties wouldn't be a bad idea...



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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When your rhetoric is all about other peoples money instead of earning and Government is suppose to rob from the rich and give to the poor.

He is the most leftist president this nation has ever had looking throughout history the last president who used race baiting and class warfare this much was FDR.

And all anyone has to do is look around how screwed this nation got from his policies for crying outloud Obama makes Clinton look right,.
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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I promise you I will be in the minority here, not you...
But this is meant to be a fun thread so it's all good



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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Neo

Compare his actions with what he says and also honestly listen to what he says and you'll see he's not left in the least. He serves corporatism, like the GOP.

PS post yours
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:59 PM
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I thought I'd be more to the right.

In good company.




posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Originally posted by MoreThanTheSum


And, this chart makes me think maybe 4 parties wouldn't be a bad idea...


The last thing we need are more headaches..



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by Kali74
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I promise you I will be in the minority here, not you...


Actually, I'm in the same quadrant as you are ... with Dalai Lama (whom I have no respect for because of his 3X changing his birthdate to "fit" the Dalai Lama prophesy profile) and Nelson Mandela. Seems all the Internet personality tests I've taken in the past 17 years have lumped me in with those guys and Indira Gandhi. (Nothing to do with religious tests that dump me in with Bahai and Quakers.)

ATS has a wide spectrum of ideologies and as long as we are civil about it; we can learn WHY other people think the way they do, as opposed to the way we think and the reasons for our ideologies.

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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Funny.. I have been telling my liberal friends that democrats and liberals these days, what I call the new left are actually the old right.

I think that is a little far right of Ron Paul, he supports drug legalization, supports birth control and the plan b pill, supports abortion in cases of rape, so I doubt he would be as far right as the evangelicals loonies.

I end up in weird places on the compass as I am pro public option (healthcare), pro choice, pro drug legalization/de criminalization, pro gold standard/anti fed - fiat, pro gun rights, pro marriage equality.

Libertarian through and through, but I have some old leftist views.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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Well....



I'll have to show this to the next folks who say I'm right wing. lol..... It's a fun thing to see the result of anyway. I'm dying to see how some friends of mine rank when I talk to them again.


(Whoda thunk the Rabbit was far to the Left of the President? lol)



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Couldn't find the one with the candidate's results, so I made my own with my actual results [basically copied and pasted the dot onto your photo



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Totally agree, this fascinates me.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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That's awesome! Would you be interested in doing that with all of us who post theirs?



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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Well, Here's mine.
It's an ok test, but it could be more in depth to produce a more accurate result.





The Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.74
Pic is in the link.
www.politicalcompass.org...
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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If I remember right, mine was -8.7 or so and 2.4 or so. Sorry, I forgot the exact numbers.

Lower left quadrant, little over 2 down on the Libertarian/Authouritarian scale and pretty far to the left.

Pretty much a dot two squares in and two squares down on the lower left quad.

Hope I described it correctly for your plot map.
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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OK.. Someone do one of these using Ron Paul's stances because I don't know my ideals are pretty in line with his except on healthcare and it is showing me far left.

I think it is putting everyone far left to make us all thinkg we are libby's : P

It must be basing Ron Paul on his personal beliefs because I know he believes in equality in marriage and he would strongly agree that marijuana shouldn't be illegal. I think it put him way further right than he would be.

Here is what mine I suspect Ron Paul's would actually be closer to my placement but about the same distance from the center of mine, on the right side.
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