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Is Obama liberal conservative or moderate?
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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Many people fall somewhere in the middle in their beliefs. They are neither strictly conservative or completely liberal and may be moderate.
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.
Generally speaking, most people into politics in the US will cite the Atlantic Monthly as a liberal magazine.
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.
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.
Liberal Moderate Conservative
He was a progressive.
A lot depends on your definitions. Many people consider Orrin to be a bit of an enigma...he will claim conservative, but then vote for big government programs like the Patriot… Act, SCHIP, 16 debt ceiling increases, Medicare Part D, TARP, and sponsoring the Dream Ac. He did some conservative things on the judiciary committee in the 90's, but most consider him to have gotten progressively more liberal with age. He has been in the Senate now for 35 years.
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.
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.
He was a Liberal.
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 repudlicans are more like blue dog democrats. Moderate repudlican and conservative republicans believe in less government and less taxes.
Was Woodrow Wilson a conservative or a liberal or a moderate and did he make concessions to any type of group for political gain?
Answer to question on Woodrow Wilson It depends upon which era one is judging Woodrow Wilson. If one is judging him by today's era then Wilson is fairly conservative; howe…ver Wilson embraced many policies that a traditional conservative would never approve of, namely internationalism, joining an international peace group (The League of Nations), fighting in a foreign war against a nation that meant us no harm, and spreading democracy. Most traditional conservatives prefer a non-interventionist foreign policy (not an isolationist one) and would prefer to keep out of war unless it is a last resort. By today's era Wilson would be considered socially conservative and it is hard to imagine a religious man such as Woodrow Wilson supporting abortion and gay rights. By his own era Wilson was considered a moderate. He was nowhere near as liberal as William Jennings Bryan and socially he was in step with the times. He was considered a progressive in that he desired for America to make the world safe for democracy, a hard sell with the American people who preferred a non-interventionist approach. The answer to your question really depends on how one looks at it. Wilson was certainly a moderate in his era and a conservative by our own. This is mainly because over time our society has moved farther to the left to the point where many liberals consider FDR to have been a moderate when in his own era FDR was considered far left. Matthew Randquist If you look at Wilson's economics, you can conclude that he was mostly centrist, neither left-wing (and scoffing at the left-wing Peoples' and Socialist Parties) or right-wing (not Wall St.'s best friend, exactly, considering his anti-trust laws). However, his social policies would be considered very reactionary today. He was extremely racist (even by the standards of his own day), and it is hard to imagine him supporting gay marriage or abortion in our times. As for the police state, he believed that the system of checks and balances was inconvenient; he signed the Espionage Act of 1917, which silenced anti-war protesters like Eugene V. Debs. In short, while his economic policies are to the left of today's "center-left" parties (which have more or less moved to the right), they were centrist when compared to FDR and other left-leaning Democrats, and his reactionary social policies make him very authoritarian. For this reason, Wilson could be best characterized as a Third Positionist, in its original meaning. T. J. The top explanation is that he is a modern day conservative, and some of his ideals do align to conservatism, but if you looked at the things he did, in the whole, he was fairly liberal and is more of a modern day liberal. Even though the liberalism back around the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th was very different to the liberalism of today. So, in conclusion, Woodrow Wilson was more liberal, being in the fact that he was a progressive, similar to Theodore Roosevelt and much of the politicians of today. If you want a detailed explanation of Woodrow Wilson, I suggest that you read books similar to Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism, written by Ronald J. Pestritto. Duncan McPhee
Associate Justice William Cushing was a member of the US Supreme Court from 1790 - 1810, a time when terms like liberal, conservative and moderate weren't part of the politica…l lexicon. Cushing supported abolition of slavery, which would certainly be have been considered a "liberal" position at the time. On the other hand, as a member of the Federalist party, Cushing favored a strong central government over states' rights, which was considered a more conservative position compared to the Democratic-Republicans' preference to allow states more autonomy. He was a strong supporter of the Constitution, but not of the Revolutionary War. Cushing could probably best be characterized as a political conservative with liberal views on select social issues.