I just felt like writing a bit about my political opinions. I'll keep it short:
I was a very big supporter of George W Bush in the 2000 election (though I am canadian). Upon reviewing what I think about it, looking back, even though I've made a shift left in my political positions::: I STILL think GW Bush was the better choice over Al Gore. In fact, I might not be popular for saying this, but I think invading Iraq was an OK or good move. On the Daily Show, an old Iraqi airforce(military?) officer appeared on the show and said the chemical weapons were moved to Syria. And this didn't get much media attention, but that's what I remember hearing the guy say.
And though I've made a shift left in my political stance, I am happily living with a Conservative Canadian government - no real complaints there either.
And where my left-shift becomes important is I get to feel comfortable under Alison Redford of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives.
Alison Redford is one of the more left-leaning PC leaders, and it's OK for her to be that way to me. Of course, Alberta is going back into debt, and that doesn't seem like a good idea, and maybe going into debt was the wrong choice ---- but for poor disabled handicapped people, Alison Redford did good to those who are marginalized in society and I applaud her for that.
I was told the Wild Rose party had a similar platform towards the disabled as Alison Redford, but for our local Wild Rose candidate I'm not so sure. I DID vote wildrose actually, but I am OK with the PC's, and I would have likely been OK with the Liberals too.
Sometimes I wish I could just vote for more than one candidate - like in Australia.
OK --- so i didn't like my local Wild Rose party candidate too much, but I did vote for him. He lost. I'm OK with the PC's ---- Alison Redford was very good with the disabled and I appreciate that.
But one of the GOOD things the Federal Liberals did when they got into power --- well, the gun control thing was expensive and may have been a bit in error --- but gun control is the type of thing that likely saved me from myself. It's a good thing I'm not an american. And now I'm living happily again.
And that's my political position --- I like both sides. Hah. :)