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Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative

Jonah, you’re too harsh. While I understand the distinction that you draw between being socially liberal and socially libertarian, it ought to be quite possible for someone to describe himself as ’socially liberal, fiscally conservative’ without attracting all this contempt, derision and scorn. The stand taken by such folks is not a consequence of being “too cheap” to live up to their convictions, but rather it’s a recognition that money does not grow on trees. The more Democrats that understand that the better, I would think. So don’t discourage ‘em.

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