Whee! I love how this thread has stayed respectful
Jumping in. I tend to try not to label myself, or to give labels to people that they don't give themselves.
I'm socially very left leaning. Pro choice, pro civil rights for homosexuals, pro women in the military (assuming they can live up to the same - not scaled down - standards the men can), etc, etc.
Economically? I'm a bit more right leaning. While I don't necessarily agree with what large corporations do, they're corporations. Their reason for existing is to make money, not uphold a moral agenda.
Religiously? I'm agnostic. I admittedly have some bias against ultraconservative Christians, due to things I witnessed when I'm younger and went to church. But I respect their right to believe what that they believe and practice as they wish, as long as it leaves me the right to do the same.
Now, here is what gets me chased out of both the Republican and Democratic parties. I don't think we should have invaded Iraq when we did. We signed agreements to be part of the UN, and ran roughshod over the commitments we had made. We alienated the rest of the world, who we dearly need now. However... being that we did make the decision we did, we have a moral obligation to stay there, or be a large part in rebuilding the country. We completely destroyed that country, gave rise to a civil war, blew up their infrastructure. However, again - we need to apologize. I can understand, while still disagreeing with, the reason people are blowing themselves up over there. If your town, where you were living a reasonably peacable life (yes, I'm assuming you weren't a Kurd, or a member of a minority Islamic sect), and someone comes in, blows up your roads, your bridges, your power plants... missing a 'militarily strategic target' and killing members of your family, and then comes in and occupies you... there are very few options you have left.
Wow, totally longer than I intended. /rant off