Absolutely Adequate wrote:While that's true that he could, he is awfully... leftish for a republican. Supports abortion, gay rights, and gun control. Calling him part of the right is like calling Zell part of the left.
I think this is the root of a lot of our political problems. Social and economic policies are tied together to generalize a group, when in fact, they can clearly be seperate issues.
One can easily hate big government AND support legal abortion, gay rights, legalization of drugs, etc... These people are more in line with Libertarian ideology than Republican, but both are thrown into a "right wing" generalization.