I could say the very same thing about you, all I need to do is replace rightwing with leftwing and there's Dan!<quoted text>
Here's why you're out of your depth in politics - because you make your conclusions from rightwing propaganda rather than the facts.
I point out the objective, verifiable, historical facts to you, but you find a reason to disregard them in favor of your ideology. It is not supported by history or the facts, but you can't be persuaded to rethink what you believe. THAT'S what makes you out of your depth here - your utter incapacity to be self-reflective or reason logically.
In the dining thread I did see that you aren't in idiot ... when it comes to food and beer. But when it comes to politics, you consistently demonstrate that you aren't logical or reasonable.
I tried to point you to objective, empirical facts that contradict the myths that you believe, but you won't even read them. You just dismiss them as "liberal." You do that to protect your ideology - which isn't supported by the facts. You avoid facts that will conflict with your pre-conceived beliefs. That isn't intelligent. That isn't well-informed.
That's why you should stick to what you know about and leave the political discussion to people who CAN draw logical conclusions from the objective evidence instead of emotional reactionism.
You are wrong in calling me rightwing. I do not agree with a lot of republican issues..A LOT.
I oppose hunting and I am an advocate for animals. I am to the left when it comes to animal rights.
I oppose assault weapons in the hands of citizens. There is no need for them. I'm okay with guns for protection.
There are other issues where I differ from republicans.
I would probably refer to myself as an Independent rather then a republican.
Penna is strange in they don't permit Independents vote in the primary elections, otherwise I would be a registered Independent.
So you see you had me all wrong. I think you label people rightwing if they disagree with you.