Skip to comments.Is Sen. Claire McCaskill a moderate? (WaPo spin fails miserably)
Posted on 09/30/2012 8:20:47 PM PDT by Qbert
[Snip] Meanwhile, McCaskill has tried to make Missourians aware of her moderate stance. Most people wouldnt brag about being ranked No. 50 for anything, but she has.
Shes parlayed that number as proof that shes truly a political moderate in her quest for reelection.
The number comes from the National Journals annual lists ranking U.S. Senators from most liberal to most conservative and vice versa, based on their voting records. McCaskill has always fallen in the middle 10; this year shes at No. 50 on the liberal list and No. 51 for conservatives.
Her rankings have been consistent, too: Every year since she was elected to the Senate, McCaskill has placed among the ten most moderate members.
McCaskill used the moderate rating as fodder in her television commercial during the first leg of her campaign against Republican challenger Akin. Shes even tweeted about the success of those ads, saying people greet her as No. 50 in airports.
In their debate last week in Columbia, Mo., McCaskill hammered home the point that shes a moderate as opposed to Akins far-right brand of conservatism. Im in the middle, she said. Hes far on the fringe.
But is McCaskill really a moderate in the middle of the political spectrum? Objective measures of voting behavior put her in the middle, said Peverill Squire, a professor of political science at the University of Missouri. Shes more liberal than Republicans but less liberal than most of her Democratic colleagues, he told me.
The middle is not necessarily the easiest place to be. But thats okay for McCaskill.
The middle is where she wants Missourians to see her.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Oh I think the middle is where she wants Missourians to see her but that ain’t where she’s at. She is a more radical than that.
Yes. And I’m the Queen of England, you may address me as her majesty.
According to progressives, Claire is a “conservative” and we’re all insane extremists.
She is moderately stupid.......
Yep. She’s gleefully voted for every major piece of leftist legislation that Obama has wanted to cram down our throats.
Hmmmmm, the WAPO must be getting nervous. This is the 2nd article that they have run on Mcaskill recently. Maybe the trends are not in her favor and Akin is gaining on her.
On a good day she is just a good strong half wit.
She voted to pass wonderboys healthcare and that makes her a radical leftist.Folks in missouri have to remember that.
“Shes even tweeted about the success of those ads, saying people greet her as No. 50 in airports. “
What a lying sack of excrement. Maybe 50 was for the number of brain cells this liberal bag has.
I live in St. Louis, and those “Number 50” ads are pretty much the only political ads I can recall seeing on TV lately.
"I live in St. Louis, and those Number 50 ads are pretty much the only political ads I can recall seeing on TV lately."
Akin should run counter "Number 51" ads: McCaskill was the "Number 51" vote for socialist health care, the Number 51 vote for throwing 862 Billion down the hole and destroying our currency, the Number 51 vote for DADT repeal...