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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:53 PM
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2. Obama is not a progressive, nor is he a liberal
I do not say that in the interests of ideological purity. In general, I support Obama and his administration, and agree that he is very different from the Bushistas. I agree that liberals need to push back and apply pressure on this administration on several points, and that we need to support the administration in general.

But I also thing that the left needs to reclaim the left. Obama is a centrist. He's a good bit to the left of the bushistas. But the mother of all frames was making "liberal" a dirty word. Rather than allowing the right to redefine the center further right, we should be more realistic and define the right as marginal.

So Obama is cnter-right. Look it up. See where his dot is at politicalcompass.org. Center right.
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