For example, I am a hardcore fiscal and social conservative, yet I am also a hardcore atheist.
For some reason the public seems to think that a republican is automatically one of the "religious right".
Yet a republican forum hears I'm atheist and suddenly I'm a RINO or infiltrator.
The damn political factions seemed to have had some middle school dodgeball team picking moment that no one knows about.....
Democrats: we'll take....(scans around).....gay rights
Rebublicans: OK...we'll take....religious freedoms.....
Democrats: Well, them we will take environmental protection
Republican: We want gun rights!!!!!
and it is like whatever one team picked, the other team is automatically against.
No wonder it's easier to just identify yourself as a libertarian!!!!