SlowFlowPro Stanford Fan Simple Solutions to Complex Probs Member since Jan 2004 305358 posts Online
re: Scale of one to ten, ten being ultra liberal, how do you rate Obama and Hillary?(Posted by SlowFlowPro on 12/2/12 at 2:49 pm to Tiger Authority)
how are we defining "liberal"?
the modern definition of regulating markets and personal freedoms? he's a big crony capitalist and has been really bad for civil liberties. he's also a hawk who has been quite aggressive with the military
if you're likening "liberal" to mean "authoritarian" then he is closer to a 7.5
BigJim LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jan 2010 3349 posts Online
re: Scale of one to ten, ten being ultra liberal, how do you rate Obama and Hillary?(Posted by BigJim on 12/2/12 at 2:52 pm to Tiger Authority)
I think Obama is an 8, but I think it is not really reflected in his policies. He has been governing as a 6. With his "tax the rich" approach he is headed back toward his normal 8 since he has nothing to lose.
Hillary, not really sure. Can't really judge her by what she has done at SOS.
re: Scale of one to ten, ten being ultra liberal, how do you rate Obama and Hillary?(Posted by Zed on 12/2/12 at 4:56 pm to baybeefeetz)
Obama 8 Hillary 7
I think both would probably be down with single payer, and healthcare is probably were they're most liberal. Neither is that liberal on on foreign policy. Hillary maybe would be more fiscally responsible.