I just found out that I am a RINO. That’s “republican in name only.”
I guess that I knew that (even though I have never heard the term before this evening). I typically describe myself a “Campbell Republican” // socially liberal republican // pocketbook republican.
I am generally against rampant government spending, but I don’t want to repeal the New Deal.
I don’t want tax cuts funded by governmental borrowing or deficit spending. I think that the budget deficit is way too high. I think that the overall deficit is way too high. I think that the pillaging of social security trust fund should be prosecuted as embezzlement.
I am in favor of a strong military and an active foreign policy — and a wide separation between the two. I am against the War in Iraq. And I support our troops.
I am against murder, but (in the eyes of the right to life-ers) I am pro-choice. No I do not oppose laws that significantly restrict partial-birth abortions. In fact, I am not opposed to regulation of abortion in the third trimester. However, I voted against the parental notification proposition here in California. The key point to remember as you evaluate my vote on this issue…I am the father of two daughters. My vote is intended to protect these of my daughters’ rights/needs…even as against me.
Social liberal. Fiscal conservative.
Whatever you call me, I voted.