So I was reading an article today on how polarized Congress is today an d I came across the following paragraph:
“For only the second time since 1982, when NJ began calculating the ratings in their current form, every Senate Democrat compiled a voting record more liberal than every Senate Republican—and every Senate Republican compiled a voting record more conservative than every Senate Democrat. Even Nebraska’s Ben Nelson, the most conservative Democrat in the rankings, produced an overall voting record slightly to the left of the most moderate Republicans last year: Ohio’s George Voinovich and Maine’s Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. The Senate had been that divided only once before, in 1999.”
So if you’re on the outlier side of Democratic party you’re a “conservative” the opposite being “liberal” –but if you’re on the outlier of the GOP you’re “moderate,” the opposite of moderate being “extremist.” Seldom do I see media bias so blatant as this.