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Is Obama Really All That Liberal?

Nice rant here about just how non-liberal Barack Obama really is.  As much as the Republican Party would like to paint him as a “left winger”, the reality is that he is very much middle-of-the-road on most issues, even tending to the conservative side on occasion.  And that’s by American standards.  Compared to the norms of the rest of the Western world, the guy is very much a conservative.  This is going to make for a very interesting administration.  On the one hand Obama is going to be a huge improvement over the extreme right-wing philosophy of the Bush administration, and so in relative terms he’s going to appear quite liberal.  But the reality is that if you are truly looking for a progressive government, we’re still going to be a long way from that.