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Originally Posted by foxeng
I grew up in the Democrat Party, but the Democrats of today are farther left than I am. I am not Libertarian, but these days, I am closer to that than I am the Democrat Party. I think that is the type of cord Sorkin is trying to hit without saying it. Many things that come out of Will's mouth is very left leaning, not Moderate.
Like you, I grew up a Democrat, although I never voted the straight Democratic ticket in my life. Later in life I changed my registration to Republican but still feel like an orphan. The extreme social views of far right wing Republicans are anathema to me but so are the ever bigger government, one size fits all, policies of today's Democratic party.
Some of the lines Sorkin writes for Will reflect my opinions perfectly but some sound more like a reflection of Sorkin's views than those of any Republican I have ever known. No matter, The Newsroom is brilliantly written and performed and has become one of my favorite shows. With people like Aaron Sorkin and David E. Kelley (Boston Legal) I celebrate their genius, which allows me to easily overlook their often blatant leftist political biases.
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