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Joe Biden the Conservative

It is interesting to me that during an election cycle liberals paint themselves very much like conservatives. While conservatives do somewhat lean toward the left as well, the difference in how much is striking. Liberals go so far as to starkly contradict their own voting record.

Take the recent vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

Biden said McCain weakened regulation on Fannie May and Freddie Mac, but he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie institutions supported strongly by librerals and that fund liberal campaigns.

Finally, Biden said he has always been for clean coal, but his voting record shows that he consistently votes against clean coal.

There are a few issues such as abortion where a liberal does not try act entirely like a conservative. Perhaps these are issues that feel the strongest on or perhaps realize they can’t hide their opinion, but on matters such as taxes and energy I think liberals realize that being for higher taxes and against sound energy policy will never be politically viable.

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