Ryan Is As Conservative As Bachmann

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in 2012 Campaign | No Comments

Paul Ryan Is As Conservative As Michele Bachmann

To put in context the extreme nature of Paul Ryan’s ideology, Nate Silver at the New York Times went and looked at the DW Nominate rankings. Guess who Ryan is most like? Yep, Michele Bachmann:

Various statistical measures of Mr. Ryan peg him as being quite conservative. Based on his Congressional voting record, for instance, the statistical system DW-Nominate evaluates him as being roughly as conservative as Representative Michele Bachmann, the controversial congresswoman of Minnesota.By this measure, in fact, which rates members of the House and Senate throughout different time periods on a common ideology scale, Mr. Ryan is the most conservative Republican member of Congress to be picked for the vice-presidential slot since at least 1900. He is also more conservative than any Democratic nominee was liberal, meaning that he is the furthest from the center.

That should scare the living hell out of people.

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