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  •  Progressive Punch (6+ / 0-)

    is generally a very reliable way to rate senators and representatives.

    Snowe is listed as the most liberal Republican Senator. The 54th most progressive Senator in the Senate... right behind Ben Nelson, the most conservative Democratic Senator in the Senate. With a solid gap of 15% between them.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 06:12:50 PM PST

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    •  The most liberal Republcian is still very much (3+ / 0-)
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      roadbear, onofftopic, Andrew C White

      to the right thanks to the shift in the Overton Window on the political spectrum.

      I think Snow liked to think of herself as a moderate but she really wasn't. She was just on the other end of an extreme shift to the right.

      Ben Nelson was "Democrat light". He could be counted on to sell out his party for a dollar. He worked for the insurance industry before he came into office. It appears he continue to lobby for them while a senator.

      Its about principles not ratings.

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