National Journal: McCain Tops List of Most Conservative Senators

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    National Journal: McCain Tops List of Most Conservative Senators


    In the ideological rankings of members of Congress that the National Journal released Thursday, one name stands out.

    Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona.

    Once a self-described “maverick” whose conservative ranking in the survey was among the lowest in the Senate, Mr. McCain this year tied with a handful of other Republican senators as the most conservative of all, according to a release provided to The Caucus by the National Journal.

    The news organization ranked lawmakers on the ideological spectrum based on about 100 key votes in 2010. The annual survey assigns point values to the votes, and Republicans receive scores. The closer to 100, the more conservative they are.

    Mr. McCain earned an 89.7, putting him in a tie with senators like Jim DeMint of South Carolina, John Cornyn of Texas and John Barrasso of Wyoming. No one scored higher than that in this year’s survey.

    That contrasts with previous years, when Mr. McCain regularly ranked as somewhere near the 45th most conservative member of the Senate.​


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    McCain a conservative?

    That's a hoot!
     
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    The guy you voted for.
     
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    I voted for Bob Barr.
     
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    McCain actually makes the top Liberal Republican Senators list. ~BH
     
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    It really all depends on the method to one's madness:

    2010&#8242;s most conservative US Senator was &#8230; « Hot Air

     
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    You can't be serious. McCain is a progressive,just like his daughter who admitted to being a progressive on camera. He is still for more Government not less Government.
     
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    Wow. And you all have the nerve to post on a political message board? :lol:

    McCain WAS one of the most conservative Senators last year: he was in a death fight with wingnut J.D. Hayworth, who was spreading the batshit far and wide.

    McCain won by completely abandoning his history as a moderate (that is, when he wasn't being all 'mavericky'). And he fooled the voters in fucked-up Arizona once again.
     
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    Is that the best conservatives can do? A senator who votes against conservative principles more than 10% of the time? Factor in McCain's age and health and track record in presidential races and you have a dismal candidate.
     

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