I don't get into a lot of political talk. I have an Uncle who loves discussions of politics, not individual issues but politics itself. My ex-husband used to be interested as well. He looked for labels to describe political leanings, points of view. I still don't know where I fit in. Here, in Canada, we don't have Republican and Democratic. We have Liberal and Conservative as the two main parties, but there are others: NDP being one which is beginning to gain ground. The Green Party is still pretty new but also picked up their pace this month in the latest election. Anyway, Bev posted a link to Political Typology and I took the quiz. I came out as Post Modern. I'm not really sure what meaning this has but it does sound pretty impressive in a sci fi way. I've cut and pasted the description from the site. Some of it is on the mark, some of it is interesting and some is way off base. For instance, I've never watched The Daily Show and I don't see myself as all that liberal when it comes to social issues.
Post-Moderns 13% OF THE PUBLIC What They Believe Generally supportive of government, though more conservative on race policies and the safety net Strongly supportive of regulation and environmental protection Most (56%) say Wall Street helps the economy more than it hurts Very liberal on social issues, including same-sex marriage One of the least religious groups: nearly a third are unaffiliated with any religious tradition Favor the use of diplomacy rather than force Who They Are The youngest of the typology groups: 32% under age 30 A majority are non-Hispanic white and have at least some college experience Half live in either the Northeast or the West A majority (58%) live in the suburbs 63% use social networking One-in-five regularly listen to NPR; 14% regularly watch The Daily Show