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50 Blogs for Feingold Action Team
“It's time to stand up - not to cheer, but to fight back.”
--Senator Russ Feingold, On Executive Power. (Daily Kos, 2006-02-02)

Monday, February 27, 2006

Feingold and Warner: Big Differences

Out of curiosity, I went to ontheissues.org and compared Russ Feingold's ideology to Mark Warner's. These ideogy models are obviously a simple pictures of a complex reality, but I found them quite telling and a good starting point for deeper debate.

Here are the differences that I found most interesting:

Feingold

Warner

Overall Rating

Populist-Leaning Liberal

Moderate Populist Conservative

Death Penalty

Strongly Opposes

Favors

Mandatory Three Strikes Laws

Strongly Opposes

Strongly Favors

Absolute Right to Gun Ownership

Strongly Opposes

Strongly Favors

Decrease Overall Taxation of the Wealthy

Strongly Opposes

Strongly Favors

Support and Expand Free Trade

Strongly Opposes

Strongly Favors

Seek UN Approval for Military Action

Favors

Opposes

Drug Use is Immoral: Enforce Laws Against It

Strongly Opposes

Strongly Favors

Allow Churches to Provide Welfare Services

No Opinion

Favors



One need only look at this page to see that I'm not a disintrested observer on this question. However, the only bias I can imagine that I put into this table is the choice of issues to show. If you feel the comparison isn't fair, I encourage reasonable responses.

The sources for this table are http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Russell_Feingold.htm and http://www.ontheissues.org/Mark_Warner.htm.