Top 10 most Liberal Senators

pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
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This is a list of the top 10 most Liberal Senators in the US Senate. Do you agree or disagree with this list? I would say it is pretty accurate. Maybe add Chuck Shumer D-NY and Hillary Clinton D-NY.

The senators listed below received the 10 most liberal scores in the National Journal’s ratings of all senators based on their rollcall votes on key economic, social and foreign policy issues during 2007.
Top 10 Most Liberal Senators - HUMAN EVENTS

1. Obama, Barack, (D.-Ill.) 95.5.

2. Whitehouse, Sheldon, (D.-R.I) 94.3.

3. Biden, Joseph, (D.-Del.) 94.2.

4. Sanders, Bernie, (I.-Vt.) 93.7.

5. Menendez, Robert, (D.-N.J.) 92.8.

6. Lautenberg, Frank, (D.-N.J.) 91.7.

7. Leahy, Patrick, (D.-Vt.) 90.2.

8. Boxer, Barbara, (D.-Calif.) 89.8.

9. Reid, Harry, (D.-Nev.) 89.2.

10. Feingold, Russell, (D.-Wis.) 85.5
 
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MenInTights

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This is a list of the top 10 most Liberal Senators in the US Senate. Do you agree or disagree with this list? I would say it is pretty accurate. Maybe add Chuck Shumer D-NY and Hillary Clinton D-NY.

Top 10 Most Liberal Senators - HUMAN EVENTS

1. Obama, Barack, (D.-Ill.) 95.5.

2. Whitehouse, Sheldon, (D.-R.I) 94.3.

3. Biden, Joseph, (D.-Del.) 94.2.

4. Sanders, Bernie, (I.-Vt.) 93.7.

5. Menendez, Robert, (D.-N.J.) 92.8.

6. Lautenberg, Frank, (D.-N.J.) 91.7.

7. Leahy, Patrick, (D.-Vt.) 90.2.

8. Boxer, Barbara, (D.-Calif.) 89.8.

9. Reid, Harry, (D.-Nev.) 89.2.

10. Feingold, Russell, (D.-Wis.) 85.5

Number 4 is actually a Socialist (his words not mine). I am always a little suspect of list like these. Four years ago, Kerry was supposedly the most liberal Senator. Now he's not on the list? So, either this uses a different scorecard than the one 4 years ago, or Kerry has moderated.
 

Swiftstrike

Registered Member
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Number 4 is actually a Socialist (his words not mine). I am always a little suspect of list like these. Four years ago, Kerry was supposedly the most liberal Senator. Now he's not on the list? So, either this uses a different scorecard than the one 4 years ago, or Kerry has moderated.
Same thing especially since the list comes from a conservative site.

I really doubt Obama is #1 on the list...or in the top 5 and what is their definition of liberal??
 

pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
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Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings. The insurgent presidential candidate shifted further to the left last year in the run-up to the primaries, after ranking as the 16th- and 10th-most-liberal during his first two years in the Senate.
NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007 (01/31/2008)

Someone that is more left then a self proclaimed socialist is quite simply a Marxist.
 
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Yeah if anything then socialism is probably a prologue to Marxism. Everybody seems to forget that Karl Marx formulated the idea of Communism because he believed that history was on an inevitable course towards it. He was a historian before anything else. Obviously that message was kinda obscured when he said, "Workers of the world unite!"

I don't think socialism has a defined point in the political spectrum, it's a pretty loose term. It's definitely in the left right now.

I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers but for the sake of the thread, here's the political spectrum -

<-Radical<-Liberal-Moderate-Conservative->Reactionary->
 

salsanchezfan

Registered Member
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Same thing especially since the list comes from a conservative site.

I really doubt Obama is #1 on the list...or in the top 5 and what is their definition of liberal??
Well, to the Reich wing, anybody who has a "D" after their name is an ultra-liberal communist. After all, single-issue voters are the ones who vote against their best interest by voting in people like Brownback, Huckabee, McCain, etc, etc.