Obama: Most Liberal Senator In 2007
From National Journal:
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to
National Journal’s 27th annual vote ratings.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., the other front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, also shifted to the left last year. She ranked as the 16th-most-liberal senator in the 2007 ratings, a computer-assisted analysis that used 99 key Senate votes, selected by NJ reporters and editors, to place every senator on a liberal-to-conservative scale in each of three issue categories.
Obama and Clinton have had strikingly similar voting records. Of the 267 measures on which both senators cast votes in 2007, the two differed on only 10.
I’ve brought this fact (that Obama is more liberal than Clinton) up before in conversation with many tentative Obama voters, and they look at me as if I’m from another planet. Obviously, there isn’t a massive ideological difference between the senators (10 votes!), but I do think it’s important to call out all of the candidates on their voting records, regardless of their affiliations.
A.D: Well, it’s not like he ever says anything other than “Yes, we can!” or “Change!” Somebody get that man a thesaurus. There are several wonderful words for change, and a new word would be a refreshing one.
Synonyms: alteration, difference, modification, redoing, refashioning, remaking, remodeling, revamping, revise, revision, reworking, variation
Sure some of those sound vaguely fascistic, but what’s in a name right Mr. Obama?
I know, real mature.