At the website for the Christian Science Monitor, there is an 21 question quiz, and upon completion, you'll learn if you are more (or less) liberal than Obama.
I gotta hope that most of the dKos community would score like I did:
"Congratulations! You're more liberal than President Obama!"
Do you have 15 minutes to take the quiz?
Some Democrats see President Obama’s first term as a string of promises broken by the realities of political office. On the other side, Republicans have labeled Mr. Obama the most radical, liberal president in American history, going so far as to brand him a socialist.I have posted the quiz on my Facebook wall, and it's been a great way to have a real conversation with family and friends about politics without sinking to the dreck of most nonsensical debates.
Are you more of a lefty than President Obama? Do his positions contradict your values? Or is the match just right? Take our quiz to find out.
- Laura Edwins, Contributor
Let me know what you think, and post your results in the comments!
And, did you learn more about Obama's policies over the past four years? This quiz really puts into black and white what Obama's administration has done over the past 3 1/2 years, and makes me proud to support his re-election.
After you complete the quiz, there is the following information at the bottom of the page:
You've taken the quiz, but what were President Obama's real policies? As mentioned above, most of the questions were written based on PoltiFact's Obameter, a non-partisan fact-checking enterprise that tracks the promises Obama made during the 2008 presidential race.To tempt you, here's the first question from the quiz:
When writing the choices for each question, we used the Obama administration's actual policies enacted, rather than the promises or stances Obama took while running for president.
Though Obama's policies certainly don't represent the middle of America's political spectrum, for this quiz they were used as the mid-range answer. For every question there were two choices more liberal than Obama's policy, and two choices more conservative.
This quiz was in no way intended to represent the political spectrum in America in a traditional way.
Question 1 of 21and the five options:
1. Since 2005 America’s dependence on foreign oil has declined, from 60 percent to 49 percent. Most people agree we need to decrease our dependence on foreign oil even further. What’s the best plan to achieve this goal?
Fossil fuels should be banned or nearly eliminated from America. Everyone should use public transportation or ride bikes.B.
Energy conservation and technology is key. Auto companies should work to improve solar-powered vehicles. We should work hard to educate the public on ways to reduce their carbon footprint. There is already too much drilling in fragile ecosystems.
America needs more fuel-efficient cars, and we should invest in renewable energy. Wind and solar energy need to become economically feasible alternatives. We should also invest in domestic oil production and nuclear power.D.
Investing in renewable energy is a good idea, but first we need to focus on domestic oil production. We should increase offshore drilling and finish the Keystone Pipeline as soon as possible.E.
We should do everything we can to get our hands on all the untapped oil we have, no matter where it is. Renewable energy and environmental protection are things we can worry about later.