EvilEgg: American Conservative Union rankings show the average Republican senator cast conservative votes 75% of the time in 1990 and 77.8% in 2012.In contrast, Democrats voted liberal an average 90% of the time in 2012, according to the Americans for Democratic Action tally, well up from 72% in 1990On the other side, is perhaps your conservative has moved so far right that even your own party can't stomach it anymore.
hubiestubert: What most of these folks consider "Liberal" positions are what Republicans ran on in the 90s.Yes, it's the fault of the dirty, dirty, Democrats.When you are faced with choices of making public and foreign policy that are workable and pie-in-the-sky tax breaks, industry subsidization, and bombing the sh*t out of anyone who looks at us cockeyed, and jailing people at random, I suppose you could call this a shift towards "Liberalism" and "extremism." This is an example of push-pulling the discussion away from truly liberal policies, and then branding anyone who wants workable solutions to woes that we have. Pointing fingers at the folks who want a working government that is responsive and useful as "Liberal" doesn't make anyone a fire-breathing Socialist, it just means that you are hoping that the conversation is dragged through the muck to candidates who are entirely in your pocket, and it's not like Investors has any financial interest in keeping the conversation well and away from income disparity and more locally based economy...
Alphax: There's nothing even slightly extreme about Democrats.. any of them. Most are pretty milquetoast, and few ever push to change anything.
doublesecretprobation: NO YOU!!!!!
Lucky LaRue: Well this will certainly get the herbal teabagger's attention. They're not just going to stand by while someone provides factual evidence of their extremism.
incendi: Well, that was dumb.
Epic Fap Session: Identifying as a liberal is considered a fringe position, huh?
IHateHipHop: Why did I read the comments?President Reagan was trying (successfully, of course) to oust the communist dictatorship in Nicaragua by helping the freedom fighters (Contras). This was a noble endeavor. Unless, of course, you are a communist yourself. In summary, Iran-Contra was nothing. Iran-Contra was supposed to be about an arms for hostages trade. That doesn't even compare to Obama's trading of five top Taliban generals for an American traitor.
FnkyTwn: Hitler was a Liberal.Lincoln was a Republican.Check and Mate libtards.
KeatingFive: Epic Fap Session: Identifying as a liberal is considered a fringe position, huh?Liberal today means, "accepts facts as facts."
James!: I don't understand what this has to do with my investments.
physt: That's some pretty ferocious spin right there...[img.fark.net image 636x632]
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