When I was a troofer, I always felt I had to maintain a far-right, libertarian line of thinking. Even before, when I was a only a college liberal, I still thought I had to be a liberal on every single issue.
They have these stupid "Political Meter" quizzes on sites like Facebook, where you answer 10 whole hypothetical questions, and then ::POOF::, you are labeled a particular political type. Liberal, Libertarian, Conservative, or Socialist?
I started to notice that other hardcore activists were registering completely "liberal" and hardcore Ron Paul supporters were registering "libertarian" to the extreme. I began to realize that I wasn't alone in my extremist line of thinking. You feel you have to follow this line of thinking, so you answer these 10 whole questions the way you feel it suits your chosen political affiliation, and then post your "liberal" or whatever badge on your Facebook.
After awakening from trooferdom, I realized that this is a clear sign of immaturity... or a sign of just being batshit insane! Think about it, it's not cool to be a centrist/moderate. It's actually pretty lame if you're on a college campus where everyone is required to hate the President. To the troofers, of course, being a centrist is a conspiracy because of the oh so feared "left-right paradigm." They'll say, "Moderates are sheep who watch CNN!"
Now I see that being a moderate, no matter which side you actually fall on, is quite normal. The overwhelming majority of Americans paint the picture, just look at elections over our history-- When we get sick of conservatives we elect a liberal, and vice versa. Even on the personal level, one will find that both sides have good points on certain issues.
If only the troofers could realize that Islamic extremism is real, maybe they could learn a lesson or two.