“Liberal” Obama

Just how liberal is that socialist, terrorist coddling Barack Obama?  How about the least liberal Democratic president of the 20th century.  Then again why should you believe actual analysis does done by political scientists when it is so obvious that he’s a crusading socialist working to have the government take over every aspect of American life.  Just in case, though, here’s handy charts from Keith Poole (who is to empirically analyzing ideology as Marx is to communism):

As you can see, Obama is closest to the center of any Democrat Poole has analyzed.  But, I’m sure he’s just a liberal political science professor with an agenda.   We all know that Obama is really a socialist.  [Oh, it doesn’t hurt to take a moment and see where GWB is, either.]

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

4 Responses to “Liberal” Obama

  1. rtvest says:

    I guess all of the wars gave him some neo-con points.

  2. yes there are liars and damned liars and then are statisticians
    John Wilder

  3. I did see this on WaPo this morning. Despite his overall moderate place, health care is killing any statistical analysis. BUT this could really help swing indy’s keeping track…or score!

  4. Michael James says:

    Isn’t there a liberal 20th century president missing? Where would FDR fall on this chart?

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