3. Sum Qui Sum, Et Qui Omnis Sum

03/29/2011

Before I get to the main point of this entry, I suppose I should start with a little information about myself.

My political leanings are on the conservative side.  I suspect that Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity would all say that I am to the left of them, but I also suspect that they would not find any differences of opinion worth that much of a quibble.

With that out of the way, let us proceed to the meat of this entry.

During some recent explorations of the blogosphere, I encountered several entries that posted the results of a quiz that determined the blogger’s political identity.  The results I encountered stated, “My Liberal Identity Is . . . ,” but I was curious enough to click the link to About.com.  I saw that they had a companion quiz to determine one’s conservative identity, I decided to indluge my curiosity, and I took the quiz.

What were my results?  Well, I believe the correct phrase at this point is, “Drumroll, please”:

<div style=”padding:0px;margin;0px;border:1px solid rgb(133,143,174);background-color: rgb(250,241,218);width: 200px;”> <div style=”padding:0px;margin;0px;background-color: rgb(12,12,132);overflow:auto”><div style=”padding:0px;margin;0px;float:left;display:inline;width:50px;margin-right:5px;”>     <a href=”http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-conservative-quiz.htm&#8221; style=”padding:0px;margin;0px;” rel=”nofollow”><img src=”http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/k/G/3/conservative-results-pic.jpg&#8221; alt=”Quiz: What Kind of Conservative Are You?” width=”50″ height=”50″  style=”border:0px;padding:0px;margin;0px;” /></a></div> <h1 style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’;font-size:16px;color:white;padding-top:3px;margin-top:3px; margin-left: 8px;margin-bottom:2px;”>My Conservative Identity:</h1></div> <div style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’, ‘Times New Roman’,serif;padding:4px;margin:0px;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;color:black;”> <p>You are an <em> <strong>Anti-government Gunslinger</strong></em>, also known as a libertarian conservative or Tea Partier. You believe in smaller government, states’ rights, gun rights, and that, as Reagan once said, &quot;The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’&quot;</p> </div> <div style=”padding: 0px;background-color: white;”> <p style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’, ‘Times New Roman’,serif; padding:4px;margin:0px;font-size:10px;color:black;”>Take the quiz at
<a href=”http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-conservative-quiz.htm&#8221; style=”color:blue;” rel=”nofollow”>About.com Political Humor</a></p></div></div>

I must confess that on a few of the questions, I could have gone with more than one answer.  for instance, one question asks, “If you could time-travel to any historical event and bring one thing with you, what would you choose?”  My answer was “September 10, 2001 — with a no-fly list,” but I could have just as easily answered “The beginning of the 1990s bull market — with today’s stock quotes” or “Ronald Reagan’s inauguration — with a cloning device.”  On the other hand, when asked, “If you were a candidate for political office, what would your theme song be?”, the only answer that was right for me was The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

I took the quiz a second time, giving mostly other answers to see what my results would be.  This second time, the results were as follows:

<div style=”padding:0px;margin;0px;border:1px solid rgb(133,143,174);background-color: rgb(250,241,218);width: 200px;”> <div style=”padding:0px;margin;0px;background-color: rgb(12,12,132);overflow:auto”><div style=”padding:0px;margin;0px;float:left;display:inline;width:50px;margin-right:5px;”>     <a href=”http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-conservative-quiz.htm&#8221; style=”padding:0px;margin;0px;”><img src=”http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/k/G/3/conservative-results-pic.jpg&#8221; alt=”Quiz: What Kind of Conservative Are You?” width=”50″ height=”50″  style=”border:0px;padding:0px;margin;0px;” /></a></div> <h1 style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’;font-size:16px;color:white;padding-top:3px;margin-top:3px; margin-left: 8px;margin-bottom:2px;”>My Conservative Identity:</h1></div> <div style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’, ‘Times New Roman’,serif;padding:4px;margin:0px;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;color:black;”> <p>You are a <em> <strong>Free Marketeer</strong></em>, also known as a fiscal conservative. You believe in free-market capitalism, tax cuts, and protecting your hard-earned cash from pick-pocketing liberal socialists.</p> </div> <div style=”padding: 0px;background-color: white;”> <p style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’, ‘Times New Roman’,serif; padding:4px;margin:0px;font-size:10px;color:black;”>Take the quiz at <br /><a href=”http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-conservative-quiz.htm&#8221; style=”color:blue;”>About.com Political Humor</a></p></div></div>

I suspect that more than likely, I fall somewhere between those two particular conservative examples.

I am also a little disappointed that there were not different images for the different results.

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