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  •  Sure she is. (0+ / 0-)

    Off the top of my head:
    She voted against immigration reform (from the right).
    She voted against the Dodd Amendment to strip telecom immunity from the FISA bill.

    While these ranking systems are certainly imperfect, Progressive Punch gives her a rank of 41/100 (note that Presidential candidate scores are pretty out of whack due to missed votes).

    McCaskill's a conservative D.  I don't see that as particularly egregious given the state she represents, but she's definitely not my favorite Dem.

    "Whether the British ruling class are wicked or merely stupid is one of the most difficult questions of our time." - George Orwell on the Spanish Civil War

    by Ramo on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 08:17:05 AM PST

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    •  If those are the issues that make you (1+ / 0-)
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      "right wing," most of the democratic party is right wing, considering their voting records on those issues, right?  

      •  There are folks to the the left of her. (0+ / 0-)

        Quite a few.  Including these votes.  For example, only a quarter of the Dem caucus voted with her on immigration.
        http://www.govtrack.us/...

        Two prominent ranking organizations, National Journal and Progressive Punch, mark her as on the right wing of the Democratic Party.

        "Whether the British ruling class are wicked or merely stupid is one of the most difficult questions of our time." - George Orwell on the Spanish Civil War

        by Ramo on Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 09:56:04 AM PST

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