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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:50 PM
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23. Well, he sure as hell isn't right-wing.
Edited on Sun May-03-09 09:57 PM by TwilightZone
Strongly pro-choice - 100% by NARAL
Strongly favors affirmative action
Opposes school prayer
Opposes death penalty
Pro gun-control
Strongly in favor of more fed funding for health care
Strongly opposes privatizing social security
Pro-alternative energy
Strongly in favor of campaign finance reform

Yeah, he sounds like a right-wing wacko to me. Oh, sorry, "center right", as DUers love to label him.


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  -Is claiming Obama isn't a "progressive" exclusionary? liberalpragmatist  May-02-09 11:45 AM   #0 
  - Such crap is while I'm proud to never call myself a "true progressive"...  BlooInBloo   May-02-09 11:47 AM   #1 
  - Obama is not a progressive, nor is he a liberal  Somawas   May-02-09 11:53 AM   #2 
  - "Center-right" in relation to what?  liberalpragmatist   May-02-09 12:03 PM   #3 
  - Nixon would be considered a liberal today.  bananas   May-04-09 09:30 AM   #31 
  - "So Obama is cnter-right. Look it up. See where his dot is at"  Political Tiger   May-02-09 12:03 PM   #4 
  - Well, but won't it depend  polmaven   May-02-09 01:57 PM   #10 
  - Let your political compass be defined by the right wing.  Somawas   May-02-09 03:14 PM   #11 
     - I DON'T let it be defined by a WEB SITE  Political Tiger   May-02-09 03:25 PM   #12 
     - So am I, for that matter.  Somawas   May-02-09 10:32 PM   #14 
        - Why not just rely on his record. You don't need subjective political commentary  Liberal_Stalwart71   May-03-09 10:03 PM   #27 
     - Why people continue to call him a liberal is beyond me. There is nothing in his record,  Liberal_Stalwart71   May-03-09 08:43 AM   #18 
        - Well, he sure as hell isn't right-wing.  TwilightZone   May-03-09 09:50 PM   #23 
           - Thank God he isn't. He's a Centrist. And I think in many ways a pragmatist.  Liberal_Stalwart71   May-03-09 10:09 PM   #28 
           - Obama is center-right  bananas   May-04-09 09:44 AM   #32 
  - Sure he is...  TwilightZone   May-02-09 12:55 PM   #5 
  - President Obama in NOT a "Left Liberal"  LostinVA   May-03-09 08:01 AM   #17 
  - People keep saying that....  TwilightZone   May-03-09 09:42 PM   #22 
  - Thank you!, I always use that site when some idiot calls Obama "center-right"  Odin2005   May-03-09 09:57 PM   #25 
  - What you said -- +1  LostinVA   May-03-09 08:00 AM   #16 
  - I doubt Obama cares what people call him  Adelante   May-02-09 01:17 PM   #6 
  - I couldn't agree more!  Undercurrent   May-02-09 01:33 PM   #8 
     - If Obama is able to move something along a 1/2 mile instead of the mile he wants  Adelante   May-02-09 01:49 PM   #9 
  - he specifically denies being one  Enrique   May-02-09 01:22 PM   #7 
  - To make matters worse, he called himself a Clinton Democrat which to me means that he is a  Liberal_Stalwart71   May-03-09 08:46 AM   #19 
  - No, but opposition to marriage equality sure as hell is.  Orsino   May-02-09 07:10 PM   #13 
  - based on his actions and stated positions Obama occupies the ideological postion as Bill Clinton  wyldwolf   May-03-09 07:05 AM   #15 
  - Obma is to the left of Bill.  Odin2005   May-03-09 10:00 PM   #26 
     - Want to compare them issue by issue?  wyldwolf   May-04-09 06:10 AM   #29 
  - Both "liberal" and "progressive" are open to  LWolf   May-03-09 03:13 PM   #20 
  - Progressives usually agree with Liberal ideals.  anonymous171   May-03-09 03:17 PM   #21 
  - I call myself a Liberal and I consider Obama one too.  Odin2005   May-03-09 09:56 PM   #24 
  - I got it - you're a centrist, and so is Obama  bananas   May-04-09 09:28 AM   #30 
  - "Liberal" and "leftist" aren't interchangeable.  TwilightZone   May-04-09 10:31 AM   #33 
  - "not far left" does not equal centrist, though. "liberal" in fact implies "center-left"  Odin2005   May-04-09 02:27 PM   #34 
  - The President is a religiously conservative thinker  Bluenorthwest   May-04-09 02:47 PM   #36 
  - He opposes equal rights for all Americans  Bluenorthwest   May-04-09 02:44 PM   #35 
     - Bullshit!  Odin2005   May-04-09 04:17 PM   #37 

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