When you take away race and gender, the twin frontrunners for the Democratic nomination start to look pretty indistinguishable.
Sure, Obama can say he’s always been against the Iraq war, but he wasn’t in office to cast a vote (October 2002), so it’s not really correct to portray him as some sort of antiwar candidate. Besides, Obama joined with Hillary in voting against Sen. Russ Feingold’s measure to withdraw most U.S. troops by July 1, 2007.
Both candidates support abortion on-demand unequivocally. Obama has received 100% ratings from Planned Parenthood and NARAL, and 0% from National Right to Life. Both candidates favor strict gun control, with Obama receiving an “F” from the NRA and voting with Illinois Citizens for Handgun Control 100% of the time when he was a state senator. And according to The National Journal’s latest ideological scores, Obama voted more liberally than 83%, 77% and 76% of his Senate colleagues on fiscal, social and foreign policy issues, respectively; Hillary was more liberal on the same issues 83%, 80% and 66% of the time. Long story short – they’re both very liberal.
The story reminds us that “both Obama and Clinton voted against confirming Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito,” and “[e]ach voted against an amendment to this year’s Senate immigration bill that would have denied legal status to those who had entered the United States illegally.”
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Handcrafted by Flip on November 30, 2006 |
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