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Sen. McCaskill Not Progressive Enough?

May 18th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

The Irregular Times – which describes itself as One of the oldest and most potently independent progressive political websites in existence” – has released it “progressive legislative score” rankings for the six new Democratic senators elected last year. The rankings range from a high of 58 to a low of 17. A score of 100 is “perfectly progressive” while a “0” score means “perfectly unprogressive”.

We assume that the Irregular Times is based in California – most likely San Francisco – when they only give Comrade Sherrod Brown of Ohio a 58, and an even lower rating to our Senator McCaskill. McCaskill supposedly only supported 33% of a “slate of progressive policies in the 110th Congress.” She did rate a “0” on supporting a slate of “conservative, wrongheaded policies in the 110th Congress” though.

IR was particularly pleased with her “progressive” co-sponsorship of a bill to allow federal funding for Stem Cell research:

Senator Claire McCaskill has done the right thing in cosponsoring S.5, a bill that would permit federal funding to be used for research on lines of stem cells taken from a handful of blastocysts: non-thinking, non-breathing, blastocysts with thirty undifferentiated inner mass cells. These are just a handful of blastocysts out of the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of abandoned blastocysts that will never be implanted in a uterus and are currently slated to be simply thrown in the trash.

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  • 1 J. Clifford // May 18, 2007 at 11:45 am

    No, we’re not based in San Francisco, or anywhere else in California. Guess again.

    Why do you call Sherrod Brown “Comrade”? Is this some kind of right wing code for a political moderate?

  • 2 Carl // May 18, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Riiight. Let’s see. If you live in any one of 26 states, you are automatically living in La-La land. Your ad hominem idiocy would be amusing if it weren’t so fucking pathetic.

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