Our “Most Liberal Senator” is Now Our “Most Liberal President”
One of the talking points that the right-wing propagandists pounded into our heads very hard during the 2007–2008 election season was that Barack Obama was the “most liberal” member of the Senate.
Even if it were true, it wouldn’t make him a liberal. And even if he were a liberal, that is far from a bad thing.
The chart above is an analysis done last year of the candidates running during the primaries. As you can see, Obama is anything but liberal. He is, at best, a moderate Republican.
This shows just how massively far to the right this country has slid when a moderate right-winger is branded as “radical” by his own ideological compatriots.
Remember how rabidly fearful the right-wing nutjobs were of Hillary? She’s to the right of Obama! They should have preferred her! She’s so right wing, she should be running the RNC.
To you non-Americans out there who are reading this, please forgive us. We know not what we do.
But don’t get too smug, you filthy foreigners. You aren’t too much better. Here are some current world leaders, to give you some perspective:
It looks like George Bush’s massage buddy, Angela Merkel, is roughly equivalent to Hillary Clinton.
The organization that put these together is called Political Compass. They have a fun quiz you can take yourself to find out where you fit. I took it, and here is my result:
I’m really ashamed that I’m that much of a libertarian. I thought I had more sense than that. I really do believe in the social safety net and society’s responsibility to all its members, so I don’t know how I ended up that low.
Ever wonder why some people get conservative and stupid when they get old? Maybe they have latent tendencies that eventually get expressed. Maybe this test detected my secret shame, and it’s in danger of taking over my personality if I’m ever mugged by an entitlement.