Tuesday, March 20, 2007

How Liberal or Conservative are Presidential Hopefuls?

Are you sure about who you are going to vote for? Well here is some helpful information...

From The National Journal:

Since 1981, National Journal's annual vote ratings have defined where members of Congress stand ideologically. The ratings rank lawmakers on how they vote relative to each other on a conservative-to-liberal scale in both the Senate and the House. The scores are based on the members' votes in three areas: economic issues, social issues, and foreign policy.
Keep in mind, this is compared to each other so the numbers are actually worse.

How To Read These Ratings

A score of 78 on economic issues, for example, means that the representative was more liberal than 78 percent of his or her House colleagues on key economic votes during 2006. "N/A" means the member missed more than half of the rated votes. "*" denotes members who have left their seat. The designations "E" and "S" and "F" in the results display refer to the "economic" and "social" and "foreign" policy votes used to determine overall ratings.

And add that it tells you how much James Madison they have in them compared to how much Karl Marx.

Republicans


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Results from the Senate E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
McCain, John, R-Ariz. 35 53 40 64 46 58 43.3 56.7


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Results from the Senate E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Brownback, Sam, R-Kan. 7 46 34 92 53 64 29.7 70.3



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Results from the House E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Paul, Ron, R-Texas-14 48 56 77 51 44 20 61 39



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Results from the House E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Tancredo, Tom, R-Colo.-6 19 11 47 81 85 51 26.7 73.3

Democrats


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Results from the Senate E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Obama, Barack, D-Ill. 87 77 85 0 21 12 86 14



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Results from the Senate E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Clinton, Hillary Rodham, D-N.Y. 63 80 62 35 14 35 70.2 29.8



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Results from the Senate E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Biden, Joseph, D-Del. 87 73 65 0 26 34 77.5 22.5



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Results from the Senate E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Dodd, Christopher, D-Conn. 83 93 72 13 5 26 84 16



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Results from the House E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Kucinich, Dennis, D-Ohio-10 74 96 88 23 3 10 87 13



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Results from the House E S F E S F Liberal Conservative
Edwards, Chet, D-Texas-17 55 56 51 45 43 48 54.3 45.7


They do not include all the presidential Candidates just those in the House and Senate. You can go check on your elected cockroach at the above link.

You can also find out how ANYONE running stands on the issues here

In case you cannot remember who is running, or considering running, for President, here is a list:

Republicans

US Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas)
Former Governor Jim Gilmore (R-Virginia)
Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia)
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R-New York)
US Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska)
Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas)
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-California)
US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona)
Former Governor George Pataki (R-New York)
Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas)
Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts)
Radio Talk Show Host Michael Savage (R-California)
Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado)
Former US Senator Fred Thompson (R-Tennessee)
Former Governor Tommy Thompson (R-Wisconsin)

Democrats

US Senator Joe Biden (D-Delaware)
Former Army General Wes Clark (D-Arkansas)
US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York)
US Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecitcut)
Former US Senator John Edwards (D-North Carolina)
Former Alaska US Senator Mike Gravel (D-Virginia)
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
US Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois)
Governor Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico)
Rev. Al Sharpton (D-New York)

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