Schumer is Center-Right? Right!
by bluenc, Mon Apr 03, 2006 at 04:48:52 PM EDT
The recent claims that Chuck Schumer of New York is some kind of mushy centrist is patently absurd. Those who claim that Schumer is a "Reagan Democrat" show their unfamiliarity with actual Reagan Democrats. The fact is, Schumer sits right about in the middle of his party, and may even be on the left wing.
Let's look at Schumer's Progressive Punch
score: 90.69 out of 100. This puts him 15th in the Senate rankings.
This makes him more progressive than:
Russ Feingold (19th)
John Kerry (24th)
Joe Biden (25th)
Dianne Feinstein (26th)
And only slightly less progressive than:
Pat Leahy (14th)
Tom Harkin (11th)
Seems to me like Schumer's right in the middle of the Democratic pack. Yep, he's more liberal than 29 Democrats, more than twice the number of Dems to his left.
Centrist, progressive, Schumer