The problem with American politics today is that the Left vs. Right debate is obsolete. ...
Thus, think about how you would align candidates, parties, and ideas in this new spectrum. ...
We all have more in common than our media and our politicians would have us believe. ...
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Political Spectrum 2012

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. The problem with American politics today is that the Left vs. Right debate is obsolete. Social conservatives “Right” Neocons “Conservative Republican” Masters of the Tea Party Universe Populism Elitism Isolationist Internationalist/InterventionistLibertarians Anti-intellectual Pro-globalization Plight of the poor Intellectual Distrusts elites Celebrates elites Social justice Social progress Scorns material wealth Milton Friedman capitalism “Liberal Democrat” ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Thomas Friedman fans “Left” Anarchists Old school Left The spectrum of political ideology as most Americans see itTino Dinh The spectrum of political ideology as it actually exists today2/29/2012
  • 2. Thus, think about how you would align candidates, parties, and ideas in this new spectrum. TALIBAN “Right” “Conservative Republican” Santorum Palin Bush II Romney Reagan Gingrich Ford POST- Paul Bush I PRE- Populism Elitism REVOLUTIONREVOLUTION Bill Clinton FRANCE Obama FRANCE Carter Pelosi Most EU politicians “Left” “Liberal Democrat” MAOIST CHINA The spectrum of political ideology as most Americans see itTino Dinh The spectrum of political ideology as it actually exists today2/29/2012 EXTREMES
  • 3. We all have more in common than our media and our politicians would have us believe. Stay true to your values, but “Right” don’t impose them upon others. Moderate Centrist Tolerance Prudence Golden Mean Democracy succeeds through Nothing in excess the Republic, not mob rule. Pragmatist Populism Open-minded Elitism Golden Rule With great power, comes Compassion great responsibility. Honor Fairness and respect must be Personal Responsibility earned. Equality of opportunity, not “Left” equality of outcome. The spectrum of political ideology as most Americans see itTino Dinh The spectrum of political ideology as it actually exists today2/29/2012

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