Political Scientist: Republicans Most Conservative They've Been In 100 Years

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    More: Political Scientist: Republicans Most Conservative They've Been In 100 Years : It's All Politics : NPR
     
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    The study also made pretty clear the Democrats aren't much better.
     
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    Looking at the chart, the Democrats are most liberal than they've been in 100 years.
    Yet, what does the title of the article say?
    Can you say "Journalistic Malpractice"?
     
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    It has been reactionary to the Left's sudden lurch toward communist totalitarianism.

    This should be of no surprise to anyone.
     
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    I guess it depends on how you define "conservative" and whether you believe fiscal conservatism is at the right end of the political spectrum.
     
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    Evidently, the Professor thinks Republicans are freaky extremists for wanting to end trillion and a half dollar deficits.
     
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    I'm seeing a graph with criteria designed by liberal academics. While the GOP has moved right since Nixon, I would put GW Bush to the left of Reagan but Carter, clinton and obama much farther left of JFK and LBJ.
    Kennedy couldn't get the Democrat nomination for the Senate in even Arizona today, much less the Presidential nomination from the whole country.
     
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    no.. you're "freaky extremists" because you can't even tell how fringe you are.
     
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    You guys realize you can't hold the left to any standards, that would be very unfair, and, well, you know, I mean come on, they are going to start crying, and that would be, well, sad.
     
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    you're seeing a graph with criteria based on normal political thought over the time period designated. the fact that you think the "criteria" should have changed, kind of proves his point, imo.

    Carter Clinton and Obama are not further left than JFK and LBJ.. .in fact, the most liberal president in my lifetime was Richard Nixon...

    if he ran today, he wouldn't get anywhere near the GOP nomination... he opened china, so he'd be called a commie..., ended the vietnam war, so he'd be a 'cut and run' type... and started the EPA, so he'd be called an enviro-wacko..

    Kennedy wasn't really a liberal at all, btw.. he was a cold warrior. Nixon was far more left.

    isn't that funny?
     

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