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While his political opponents insist he is liberal (which to them is something bad), the truth is that whether as a senator or as the president, Mr. Obama has generally been a moderate or a centrist, leaning somewhat to the left on social issues and somewhat to the right on certain foreign policy issues.
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Answer The meanings of the terms differ between sources and alter according to the politics of the era. However, Lyndon Johnson could probably be safely called a… "radical" in most places, a "liberal" in North America and a "socialist" in Europe without any of these titles being wrong per se. The term "liberal moderate" has a specific meaning in the United States and it would not be wrong to describe him as such (although it would be overly simplistic). Some people thought he was a conservative early in his career, but the evidence rarely bore this out.
What is the difference between very liberal liberal conservative moderate and apathetic in terms of politics?
Generally speaking, conservatives are the embodiment of left brain thinking. They are logical, practical and firm on ideas of right and wrong. They value authority and loyalty… to the group. in family life, they often discipline their children through punishments and rewards. Their career paths, politics, causes, and solutions reflect these values Generally speaking, liberals are the embodiment of right brain thinking. They are innovative and analytical and believe that labeling inhibits brainstorming and finding optimal solutions. They place value on competence (not authority), and principles (rather than affiliation), In family life, they are process oriented, and these values are also reflected in their work and political stances. There are pro's and con's to each way of functioning. While conservatives may sometimes be guilty of knee-jerk reactions, in cases where decisive action is necessary, liberals still have their calculators and are subtracting one...carry the two.... In scenarios that are complex, or require finesse, conservatives can be "bulls in the china shop". Religious conservatives blame liberals for the problems in society because in their desire to consider all things, they feel liberals leave the door wide open for many things that are not beneficiary to society. Spiritual liberals blame conservatives for the problems in society because in failing to consider all things, they do not assess the problem fully, and in so doing, fail to include all the variables that are required in order to properly solve the equation and create meaningful and effective responses. When the two groups are at odds, nothing gets accomplished. When the two groups value each other (and are aware of their own short-comings) they are able to solve problems more completely and within realistic parameters. Moderates see good things in each group and operate from the middle. (However, "splitting the difference" is a logical fallacy, and "meeting in the middle" may simply convolute problems, rather than solving them.) When moderates act as "moderators" they can be helpful. People who are apathetic have either given up, or no longer care. They do not participate in the democratic process and are not politically active.
A liberal believes that government can be used to alleviate social ills. A conservative holds that individuals are responsible for their own situation, and government should… not be involved. A moderate holds an intermediate position between liberal and conservative. Democrats tend to be liberals and Republicans tend to be conservatives. Independents do not mark themselves as members of either of the two parties. A Democrat supports the policies of the Democratic party. Likewise Republicans. Each party has a set of guiding principles, and policy objectives they would like to accomplish. According to modern day university professors, conservative is used to describe any person or organization that is an oppressor, and liberal is used to describe any person or group that is oppressed.
In my opinion, I'd put him more to the conservative side, but not exactly on the farthest point. More like less than in between.
Justice Breyer was appointed to the US Supreme Court by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1994, and consistently votes with the progressive bloc of justices.
Many people fall somewhere in the middle in their beliefs. They are neither strictly conservative or completely liberal and may be moderate.
Barack Obama is a centrist. Liberals, like the Socialists and Green Party, decry Obama's use of SuperPAC money, his failures in human rights, and his support for the military …industrial complex. In most European countries President Obama would be considered a moderate conservative.
George W Bush is a liberal Republican. A true conservative would never have worked with Teddy Kennedy on anything. He spent like a drunken sailor....a true liberal trait
Liberal, Conservative, & Reactionary. (answer from APEX Learning)
Liberal Moderate Conservative
Liberal repudlicans are more like blue dog democrats. Moderate repudlican and conservative republicans believe in less government and less taxes.
liberal, moderate, conservative
FDR was liberal....Probably the first true "left-wing" presidents. This is true because of the New Deal which provided government intervention in the economy.....Not to go off… on a political rant, but in truth, the New Deal worsened the depression.
JFK was a very liberal Democrat
Bush was clearly a moderat LIBERAL. He would probably be considered a traditional liberal, because of his disatrous ultra-liberal economic policies, and his Neo-con stance on …foreign policy, which is traditionally farily liberal. However, he was fairly right on social issues and so he would probably be fairly described as a Moderate Liberal who chose the wrong party, similar to John McCain
In Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney is a moderate conservative. He has conservative views but is willing to listen to the people and compromise to find a solution that most people can be happy with. … It depends on when you ask and who asks him. He is whatever he thinks the people that he is with at the moment want him to be. He is the Tea Party's rigid conservative. He is the moderates' moderate. He is the liberals' liberal (in the past he supported right to choose and same-sex marriage, for example, when Governor of the more liberal state of MA.) That is why he seems to flip flop on issues, he says what he thinks he needs to say and avoids saying what he truly believes (if he has formed an opinion). On many issues, his opinion changes 180 degrees from what it just was. Right now, with the ultra conservative Koch Brothers and others like them who are funding his Presidential campaign, he is what they want him to be and that is as far right as you can get. But just wait a bit and that should change again.
In Barack Obama
Actually, he is neither. Most of his political opponents want you to believe he is a liberal (which to them is something negative); but the truth is he has governed as a centr…ist Democrat, leaning slightly to the left on social issues, and slightly to the right on certain foreign policy issues.