Do political moderates still exist?

Do Moderates exist?

  • Yes... They are called Independents

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • No... One or the other

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Who cares...

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ...other...

    Votes: 3 50.0%

  • Total voters
    6
Oct 2012
3,951
642
Louisville, Ky
#1
Given the divisions and extreme opposition from both major parties in this country...Do you feel moderate or "None of the above" people really even exists?
 
Jul 2009
5,754
441
Opa Locka
#3
Nope. Well yes but not in any relevant form. Socialism and fascism are mainstream and they use the labels openly. The 3rd wheel are theocrats that not only want to toss out the 1st Amendment but explicitly state they want a theocracy. SocDems could be regarded as moderate but in the traditional center-right American POV they're radicals. The only actual moderates left are centrist Dems but when was the last time they won an election? '06 (Obama ran as a SocDem)? lol

Moderate people are a thing but they're few in number and don't really vote.
 
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Aug 2018
432
84
Shady Dale, Georgia
#4
There are moderates in both parties but right now the parties are getting farther apart. There are Republicans that want the party to go further to the right. There are Democrats that want the party to go further to the left. Look at recent candidates that have done well or even won.
 
Oct 2012
2,117
421
NC
#5
its like being in combative training where the instructor says to fight at 50%. but as you begin grappling with your opponent, you realize when he tries to choke you out and kick you in the nuts that he is clearly not fighting at 50%.

So as a moderate do you lose? or say screw fighting with a moderate 50%,

I'm going to give it all I got and win.

so while there may be moderates, the ones that desire to win, have given up their moderate stance to win against their clearly non-moderate opponents.
 
Oct 2012
3,951
642
Louisville, Ky
#6
its like being in combative training where the instructor says to fight at 50%. but as you begin grappling with your opponent, you realize when he tries to choke you out and kick you in the nuts that he is clearly not fighting at 50%.

So as a moderate do you lose? or say screw fighting with a moderate 50%,

I'm going to give it all I got and win.

so while there may be moderates, the ones that desire to win, have given up their moderate stance to win against their clearly non-moderate opponents.
This is sadly true and makes compromise almost impossible, no wonder our Congress is useless anymore.
 
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Sep 2018
18
1
Ft Dodge, KS
#7
I'd say that the "silent majority" is moderate. You mainly hear from the crybabies & screamers from the extremes at both ends.
 
Jul 2009
5,754
441
Opa Locka
#12
This poll is just... Wrong. Independent just means not part of a political party. I'm independent but I'm FAR Left and would take being called a moderate as an insult.
 
Likes: tecoyah
Aug 2018
432
84
Shady Dale, Georgia
#13
I am a moderate...I exists....question answered.
Serious question, not a jab. What makes you think that you are a moderate? How did you determine that? Myself, I am far right on some issues and far left on others. I could say it averages out to a moderate.
 
Oct 2012
3,951
642
Louisville, Ky
#14
Serious question, not a jab. What makes you think that you are a moderate? How did you determine that? Myself, I am far right on some issues and far left on others. I could say it averages out to a moderate.
I was Republican for most of my life and voted accordingly, As the party drifted further and further to the right I did not and as it took this last plunge it became a far right party (among other things) I had to separate from it....I remain moderate while things shift around me.
 
Aug 2018
432
84
Shady Dale, Georgia
#15
I was Republican for most of my life and voted accordingly, As the party drifted further and further to the right I did not and as it took this last plunge it became a far right party (among other things) I had to separate from it....I remain moderate while things shift around me.
What would the platform of a centrist or moderate look like? Which side of top issues would a moderate fall? I see moderates as those willing to negotiate and work together.

Here is example rather than siding pro-life or pro-choice, willing to allow abortion on demand but allowing states to put reasonable restrictions upon it. A give and take.

This is just an example of where I see a moderate. I see far right, as pro-life, no abortions allowed. I see far left, as pro-choice, abortion on demand allowed right up to last month of gestation.

Then I see clicks towards center from both sides. Example, one click towards center for far right would be allowing abortion in cases of rape, incest, and risk to life of the mother. One click toward center for far left would be limiting abortions to first and second trimester.

I used abortion as the example but this kind of thinking done on top ten or so issues, to determine whether one is a moderate or not. Further why is it so many want to identify as moderates?


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Oct 2012
3,951
642
Louisville, Ky
#16
What would the platform of a centrist or moderate look like? Which side of top issues would a moderate fall? I see moderates as those willing to negotiate and work together.

Here is example rather than siding pro-life or pro-choice, willing to allow abortion on demand but allowing states to put reasonable restrictions upon it. A give and take.

This is just an example of where I see a moderate. I see far right, as pro-life, no abortions allowed. I see far left, as pro-choice, abortion on demand allowed right up to last month of gestation.

Then I see clicks towards center from both sides. Example, one click towards center for far right would be allowing abortion in cases of rape, incest, and risk to life of the mother. One click toward center for far left would be limiting abortions to first and second trimester.

I used abortion as the example but this kind of thinking done on top ten or so issues, to determine whether one is a moderate or not. Further why is it so many want to identify as moderates?


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No thanks...I'm not really interested here.....no offense intended.
 

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