What is with Republican leaders speaking the truth these days? Yesterday it was Boehner and today it is McConnell:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) responded to President Obama’s [..] inaugural address by declaring, “The era of liberalism is back.”
You’re right, Mitch.
Wow. President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will sit down for a joint interview to air on 60 Minutes this weekend. That will be must see TV. Is Obama endorsing her for 2016 already?
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In the chart above, Vote View tracks the Republican lurch to the right, as compared to the Democrats, who are split in Northern and Southern factions to show the difference between Southern Democrat’s relative conservatism versus Northern Democrats’ liberalism:
We have previously written about asymmetric polarization, arguing that the primary driver of contemporary partisan polarization has been the steady movement of congressional Republicans to the right. This trend appears to have continued through the 112th congress. House Republicans – despite a large majority earned in the 2010 midterm elections – have continued their rightward drift, adding more conservative members than moderate members. Senate Republicans also became a more conservative group in the 112th Congress, while Senate Democrats remained mostly ideologically static.