Reader Supports Baldwin
I thought Tommy Thompson’s charge that Tammy Baldwin is the #1 Liberal in Congress was probably just campaign hype. But I did some research and it turns out that Tammy does in fact have a high “Liberal Action Score.” This score is calculated by compiling her voting record and the bills she co-sponsored, and comparing that behavior to a “liberal standard.” This standard includes 7 benchmarks: respect for civil liberties, transparency in government, equal treatment of people under the law, protection of the environment, support for science and education, strengthening economic opportunity for all, and pursuit of peaceful solutions. The “liberal standard” includes values that we should all embrace. Perhaps this standard would be better named “Standard for Truth, Knowledge, Respect, Equality and Peace.” But I guess that’s a bit cumbersome. A vote for Tammy is a vote for American values.