One of the political categories that is inbetween both conservative and liberal, agreeing and disagreeing with both sides. Liberals say they are "open minded" when they really aren't, and conservatives know that they are closed minded, but moderates are open to certain ideas and opinions to both sides, depending on the person and how they feel with each issue.
The conservatives are the left wing of the bird and the liberals are the right wing of the bird. However, the moderates are in the middle, which is where the brain is.
by raspberry (lust) muffin May 02, 2005
A political term, referring to a specific person who has metaphorically removed his/her head from the anal cavity and chosen to think and reason for oneself. Moderates do not use partisan propaganda in their logic or rationale; rather, they choose to examine candidates and issues with a logical and critical eye. Moderates will vote for the candidate who they believe will do the least damage and is lesser of two evils (as we know anyone who willingly chooses to become engaged in politics as a career is inherently evil). Moderates and history teachers/majors are the last bastions of the thinking man in modern-day politics.
by Rob Jones June 16, 2003
Someone very open-minded that can accept ideas from both Liberals and Conservatives without ending up in a shithole. While Liberals are more asociated with Democrats and Conservatives are asociated with Republicans, Moderates seem to be asociated with the Libertarian party.
by Anonymous August 17, 2003
A person who makes a point of not supporting any political viewpoint more than any other, thinking that this automatically makes them reasonable and intelligent.
By the way, "Proud Conservative," you're exactly the type of person who makes politics such a miserable shithole.
by Anonymous June 16, 2003
Health Insurance lobbyists pay moderates thousands of dollars to obstruct health care reform legislation.
by FaithInTheSystem February 19, 2010
someone who goes with the majority, whether they are republicans or democrats, in order to make themselves look good
by toolbox November 13, 2003
A person who will stop at nothing to prove to you that they are dicks. ALSO, one who calls everyone else "extremists" or "fanatics", and is constantly canging the ruls of a debate.
by Bainofbaal September 09, 2004