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Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate, by Bob Woodward

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As Good As Its People, by Jimmy Carter

The Dysfunctional President, by Paul Fick

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Jimmy Carter on Abortion
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  • OpEd: Pro-life to pro-lifers; pro-choice to pro-choichers. (Nov 2011)
  • No federal funding for abortions. (Sep 2006)
  • Minimize abortions, but no constitutional amendment. (Oct 1976)
  • Discourage abortion by providing family planning. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Budget & Economy
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  • Failed to control inflation and unemployment. (Dec 2000)
  • OpEd: Lacked understanding of bond market. (Jun 1994)
  • We are winning against unemployment; now focus on inflation. (Jan 1979)
  • Balance budget by shifting taxes and employing people. (Sep 1976)
  • Balance budget by 1981 by zero-based assessments. (Sep 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Civil Rights
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  • Most animosity toward Obama is really racism. (Oct 2011)
  • 1976: Defended ethnic enclaves formed by free association. (Oct 2011)
  • Most animosity against Obama is because he's black. (Aug 2010)
  • Jesus helped sinful lepers; so let's help those with HIV. (Sep 2006)
  • Jesus treated women as equal to men. (Sep 2006)
  • Childhood Civil War view: whites conquered; blacks liberated. (Dec 2001)
  • 1930s South: elders resented Reconstruction; but not youth. (Dec 2001)
  • ERA is about women's rights, not gay rights nor abortion. (May 1980)
  • Established Martin Luther King Day in Georgia. (Jan 1977)
  • Civil rights act was greatest thing ever for the South. (Oct 1976)
  • A dozen blacks in high positions on his campaign staff. (Jan 1976)
  • Supports the Equal Rights Amendment. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Corporations
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  • CEO salaries increased from 40 to 400 times average worker's. (Sep 2006)
  • I do not believe in wage and price controls, but... (Jan 1978)
  • GOP tax policy is welfare for the rich. (Sep 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Crime
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  • We've abandoned rehabilitation in favor of punishment. (Sep 2006)
  • Christians supporting death penalty misinterpret Scriptures. (Sep 2006)
  • Global standard to ban death penalty, at least for children. (Dec 2002)
  • Jails are filled with poor; focus on white-collar crime. (Oct 1976)
  • Crime reflects a sickness in society. (Oct 1976)
  • Retain death penalty for a few specific crimes. (Jan 1976)
  • Conservative on abortion and death penalty. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Drugs
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  • Declared White House to be officially "dry". (Jun 2009)
  • Never smoked; parents and siblings all died of cancer. (Dec 2001)
  • We stopped treating alcoholism as a crime; that helped. (Oct 1976)
  • As governor, implemented drug abuse programs. (Jan 1976)
  • Supports decriminalization of marijuana. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Education
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  • No place for religion in the science classroom. (Sep 2006)
  • Defended private schools, even when segregated. (Jan 1997)
  • Feds should pay higher percentage of public education. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Energy & Oil
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  • 1970s windfall taxes reduced domestic production. (Nov 2010)
  • Installed solar panels on White House roof. (Jun 2009)
  • Attempted to inspire conservation by personal example. (Aug 2008)
  • Boycott oil supplied from ANWR. (Sep 2006)
  • Pushed alternative energy program to fight oil shortage. (Dec 2000)
  • Invest windfall profits tax in synthetic fuels & solar. (Oct 1980)
  • Gasoline conservation by oil import fee; rationing if needed. (Jan 1980)
  • Passed energy policy of some decontrol & some regulation. (Oct 1978)
  • Increase production; cut waste; use plentiful fuels. (Jan 1978)
  • Proposed Energy Dept. to share sacrifices of rising prices. (Apr 1977)
  • Energy policy needed to avoid kowtowing to oil countries. (Oct 1976)
  • Develop a varied energy portfolio, including solar. (Sep 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Environment
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  • God gave Man dominion to care for nature. (Sep 2006)
  • Agricultural subsidies for families now go to rich farmers. (Sep 2006)
  • Strengthened role & perception of the EPA. (Jan 2001)
  • Preserved wilderness areas of Alaska. (Dec 2000)
  • Established "Superfund" to clean up toxic waste sites. (Dec 1980)
Jimmy Carter on Families & Children
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  • Sex ed should mention contraception. (Sep 2006)
Jimmy Carter on Foreign Policy
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  • Boycotted 1980 Olympics in response to USSR Afghan invasion. (Jan 2012)
  • Israel's 14 Road Map reservations eliminate its contents. (Jun 2010)
  • 1976: first support of Ireland in Democratic platform. (Sep 2009)
  • 1977: lectured Senators on minutiae about Africa. (Sep 2009)
  • We have neglected alliances and international organizations. (Sep 2006)
  • Got Chinese leader to allow Bibles and religious freedom. (Sep 2006)
  • Cuban embargo only punishes suffering Cuban people. (Sep 2006)
  • Religious Right wants Mideast war to hasten The Rapture. (Sep 2006)
  • People believe foreign aid is 15% but it's actually under 1%. (Sep 2006)
  • 1986 Iran-Contra paid ransom for kidnapped hostages. (Sep 2004)
  • Severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan & recognized PRC. (Aug 2004)
  • Radical policies have cost the country a lot. (Jul 2004)
  • Unilateral acts and demands isolated the US from the world. (Jul 2004)
  • We cannot lead the world if our leaders mislead. (Jul 2004)
  • 1994: Negotiated last-minute deal to avoid Haiti invasion. (Jun 2004)
  • 1980: Broke promise of no more refugees to Fort Chaffee. (Nov 2003)
  • Cuban embargo helps Castro but doesn't harm Cubans. (May 2002)
  • Establish human rights as a tenet of American policy. (Dec 2000)
  • 1994: Dealt with Haiti's Cedras to assist Clinton's solution. (Jun 2000)
  • 1977: Ended 20 years of secret CIA bribes to Jordanian king. (Jun 1999)
  • Carter 1977: Focus on human rights; give back Panama Canal. (Jul 1987)
  • Use the weapon of human rights in peaceful struggle. (Apr 1979)
  • Abuse of human rights still serious problem in many lands. (Apr 1979)
  • Push USSR to allow reunification of Jewish emigre families. (Dec 1978)
  • Move toward normalization with China, slowly & incrementally. (May 1977)
  • Panama: New treaty on canal was needed. (Dec 1976)
  • Deal with Taiwan, China & USSR separately, despite pressure. (Dec 1976)
  • Treat Arab oil embargo like declaring economic war. (Oct 1976)
  • US needs to regain respect in UN and with our allies. (Oct 1976)
  • Supports complete moratorium on nuclear weapon testing. (Oct 1976)
  • End CIA lies; dedicate US to basic human rights & integrity. (Dec 1974)
  • Established relations with China; cut ties to Taiwan. (Dec 2000)
Jimmy Carter on Free Trade
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  • 1993: Called members of Congress to push for NAFTA. (Jun 2004)
  • Fair and balanced agreements lowering the barriers to trade. (Jan 1978)
Jimmy Carter on Government Reform
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  • 1978: Government cannot mandate goodness. (Aug 2008)
  • Created Depts. of Energy & Education; reformed civil service. (Dec 2000)
  • Limited public funds for congressional election campaigns. (Jan 1979)
  • Turn gobbledygook of Federal regulations into plain English. (Jan 1978)
  • Deregulate banks & airlines; get rid of excessive regulation. (Jan 1977)
  • Pushed government-in-sunshine open-meetings laws. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Gun Control
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  • Ban semiautomatic assault weapons; they're only for killing. (Sep 2006)
  • Register handguns; ban cheap guns; add waiting period. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Health Care
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  • 1977: Incremental approach instead of universal coverage. (Sep 2009)
  • Across-the-board cap on hospital charge annual increases. (Feb 2008)
  • Pushed national health-insurance bill. (Dec 2000)
  • National health insurance addresses gross inequities on poor. (Jun 1977)
  • Lost to lobbyists on hospital-cost containment law. (Jun 1977)
  • Liberal on National Health Insurance. (Jan 1977)
  • Supports national health insurance. (Oct 1976)
  • Supports more funding for education & research. (Oct 1976)
  • Nationwide comprehensive mandatory health insurance. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Homeland Security
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  • Declined to keep "nuclear football" at home in Georgia. (Jun 2009)
  • Even conservatives deplore parts of the Patriot Act. (Sep 2006)
  • Military budget of $400B is more than rest of world combined. (Sep 2006)
  • Greatly strengthened our military forces. (Sep 2004)
  • OpEd: Pressure to democratize Iran caused Shah's overthrow. (Aug 2004)
  • US is sole superpower, but world is a more dangerous place. (Dec 2002)
  • Canceled B-1 & neutron bomb; approved MX & cruise missile. (Dec 2000)
  • Steady increase in defense to offset 37% drop since 1969. (Oct 1980)
  • SALT II is result of 7 years of bipartisan negotiations. (Oct 1980)
  • Urged deployment of neutron bombs in NATO's Europe. (Mar 1978)
  • B-1 bomber was a gross waste of money. (Jun 1977)
  • Opposed Vietnam, but very late. (Jan 1977)
  • Eliminate all nuclear weapons from this earth. (Oct 1976)
  • Would pardon draft evaders outright to heal nation. (Sep 1976)
  • Punish CIA operatives involved in illegal activities. (Jan 1976)
  • Defense is most wasteful agency in federal government. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Immigration
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  • Provide education for undocumented worker-children. (Sep 1980)
Jimmy Carter on Jobs
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  • US minimum wage $5.15, while England $9.20 & Germany $12.74. (Sep 2006)
  • Never accept a permanent group of unemployed Americans. (Jan 1979)
  • Voluntary price restraints to put our people back to work. (Oct 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Principles & Values
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  • 1980: Conceded before CA polls closed; hurting down-ballot. (Nov 2009)
  • 1979 "Malaise speech": a crisis of our national will. (Sep 2009)
  • 1970s: Too many of us worship self-indulgence & consumption. (Jul 2009)
  • Discourteous & dismissive of White House staff. (Jun 2009)
  • 1976: blacks in administration reflected support at polls. (Jan 2009)
  • OpEd: Ran when voters were fed up, and welcomed an outsider. (Aug 2008)
  • 1979 "Malaise" speech: Crisis of confidence threatens nation. (Aug 2008)
  • OpEd: ignored Congress since his mandate was from the people. (Aug 2008)
  • 2002: won Nobel Peace Prize for post-presidential work. (Sep 2007)
  • Fundamentalist politicians divide our country. (Sep 2006)
  • Challenging times for those shaped by religious faith. (Sep 2006)
  • OpEd: 1980 presidential debate lost election. (Oct 2005)
  • Zell Miller has betrayed our trust. (Sep 2004)
  • Show decency to switch party for philosophical differences. (Sep 2004)
  • Zell Miller also said Kerry was an authentic American hero. (Sep 2004)
  • Zell Miller has chosen lies and obfuscation over the truth. (Sep 2004)
  • Trust is at the very heart of our democracy. (Jul 2004)
  • Our decency, compassion, and common sense will prevail. (Jul 2004)
  • Openly a Born-Again Christian. (Apr 2004)
  • Preconditions for fair elections not present in 2000 Florida. (Oct 2002)
  • Grew up in Archery, GA; no longer exists except for church. (Dec 2001)
  • Former President criticizes Clinton’s last-minute pardons. (Feb 2001)
  • 1975 campaign promise: I'll never lie to you. (Jun 1999)
  • Born into a privileged world surrounded by poverty. (Jan 1997)
  • Leapfrogged liberalism; focused on managing bureaucracy. (Jan 1997)
  • Broad appeal by straddling key issues. (Jan 1997)
  • New South: led party away from race-based conservatism. (Jun 1995)
  • Withdrew from Moscow Olympics to protest Afghan invasion. (Jan 1980)
  • For the first time in a generation, we face no crisis. (Jan 1978)
  • To Southerners, presidency represented political redemption. (Jan 1977)
  • My greatest strength is that I am an ordinary man. (Jan 1977)
  • A Government As Good As Its People. (Oct 1976)
  • Put the people and US allies back into foreign policy debate. (Oct 1976)
  • Return to values of Constitution and be open with the people. (Oct 1976)
  • Constitution & Bill of Rights should guide foreign policy. (Oct 1976)
  • Return to values to regain role as world's moral beacon. (Oct 1976)
  • The greatness of America can be restored. (Sep 1976)
  • Lusted in his heart & feels forgiven by God. (Sep 1976)
  • Oct. 1975: Choice of 1% of voters; others said, "Jimmy Who?". (Jan 1976)
  • Nothing wrong with ethnic purity in neighborhoods. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Social Security
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  • Voluntarily name beneficiaries, but no other voluntary part. (Oct 1980)
  • Levy Social Security tax on wider range of incomes. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Tax Reform
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  • 1970s: Tried to extend withholding to interest and dividends. (May 2006)
  • Congress uses tax law as goodies for special interests. (Jun 1977)
  • Reform tax structure without tax increases. (Oct 1976)
  • Shift the tax burden away from low- and middle-income groups. (Jan 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Technology
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  • Revitalize inner cities with $43B for transportation systems. (Oct 1980)
  • Vetoed nuclear breeder reactors but supported research. (Dec 1977)
Jimmy Carter on War & Peace
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  • 1980: Planned second Desert Storm, after first one failed. (Mar 2010)
  • OpEd: re-election failed with 1980 Iranian hostage crisis. (Jan 2007)
  • Iraq does not meet Christian standard of Just War. (Sep 2006)
  • Iraqi War did not reduce the threat of terrorism. (Sep 2006)
  • 1990: Urged UN Security Council against use of force in Iraq. (Sep 2004)
  • Afghan & Iraq invasions were not "Just Wars". (Apr 2004)
  • Admired the Shah of Iran until his overthrow in 1979. (Mar 2002)
  • Oversaw Camp David accord: peace between Egypt & Israel. (Dec 2000)
  • Iranian hostages clouded 1980; made deal for release. (Dec 2000)
  • Kept our country at peace, and extend peace to others. (Oct 1980)
  • Strength is imperative for peace, but goal is peace. (Oct 1980)
  • Continue 4-decade challenge of mounting Soviet power. (Jan 1980)
  • No US war in Yugoslavia even if Soviet Union sent in troops. (Oct 1976)
Jimmy Carter on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Faith-based initiative channels tax funds to churches. (Sep 2006)
  • 2000: Greatest challenge is growing chasm of rich vs. poor. (Sep 2006)
  • Habitat for Humanity: build homes for poor, without interest. (Sep 2006)
  • Spends one week per year building affordable housing. (Dec 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Pro-life to pro-lifers; pro-choice to pro-choichers: Neutral on topic 1
No federal funding for abortions: Opposes topic 1
Sex ed should mention contraception: Favors topic 1
Minimize abortions, but no constitutional amendment: Opposes topic 1
Discourage abortion by providing family planning: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1976: Defended ethnic enclaves formed by free association: Opposes topic 2
Jesus treated women as equal to men: Strongly Favors topic 2
Established Martin Luther King Day in Georgia: Favors topic 2
Civil rights act was greatest thing ever for the South: Strongly Favors topic 2
A dozen blacks in high positions on his campaign staff: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Nothing wrong with ethnic purity in neighborhoods: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Jesus helped sinful lepers; so let's help those with HIV: Strongly Favors topic 3
ERA is about women's rights, not gay rights nor abortion: Neutral on topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
No place for religion in the science classroom: Opposes topic 4
Fundamentalist politicians divide our country: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Challenging times for those shaped by religious faith: Opposes topic 4
Faith-based initiative channels tax funds to churches: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Spends one week per year building affordable housing: Neutral on topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Across-the-board cap on hospital charge annual increases: Favors topic 5
Pushed national health-insurance bill: Strongly Favors topic 5
National health insurance addresses gross inequities on poor: Strongly Favors topic 5
Lost to lobbyists on hospital-cost containment law: Favors topic 5
Liberal on National Health Insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports national health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Nationwide comprehensive mandatory health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voluntarily name beneficiaries, but no other voluntary part: Opposes topic 6
Levy Social Security tax on wider range of incomes: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Defended private schools, even when segregated: Favors topic 7
Feds should pay higher percentage of public education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Attempted to inspire conservation by personal example: Strongly Opposes topic 8
God gave Man dominion to care for nature: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthened role & perception of the EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Preserved wilderness areas of Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Established "Superfund" to clean up toxic waste sites: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
We've abandoned rehabilitation in favor of punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Christians supporting death penalty misinterpret Scriptures: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Global standard to ban death penalty, at least for children: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Jails are filled with poor; focus on white-collar crime: Opposes topic 9
Crime reflects a sickness in society: Neutral on topic 9
Retain death penalty for a few specific crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Conservative on abortion and death penalty: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban semiautomatic assault weapons; they're only for killing: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Register handguns; ban cheap guns; add waiting period: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1970s: Tried to extend withholding to interest and dividends: Favors topic 11
Reform tax structure without tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Balance budget by shifting taxes and employing people: Favors topic 11
GOP tax policy is welfare for the rich: Strongly Favors topic 11
Shift the tax burden away from low- and middle-income groups: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Provide education for undocumented worker-children: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
1993: Called members of Congress to push for NAFTA: Strongly Favors topic 13
Fair and balanced agreements lowering the barriers to trade: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Social scale)
We have neglected alliances and international organizations: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Unilateral acts and demands isolated the US from the world: Strongly Opposes topic 14
US needs to regain respect in UN and with our allies: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Military budget of $400B is more than rest of world combined: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Steady increase in defense to offset 37% drop since 1969: Favors topic 15
B-1 bomber was a gross waste of money: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Supports complete moratorium on nuclear weapon testing: Opposes topic 15
Eliminate all nuclear weapons from this earth: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Defense is most wasteful agency in federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Limited public funds for congressional election campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Pushed government-in-sunshine open-meetings laws: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Iraq does not meet Christian standard of Just War: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraqi War did not reduce the threat of terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1990: Urged UN Security Council against use of force in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Afghan & Iraq invasions were not "Just Wars": Strongly Opposes topic 17
Carter 1977: Focus on human rights; give back Panama Canal: Favors topic 17
Kept our country at peace, and extend peace to others: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strength is imperative for peace, but goal is peace: Favors topic 17
Urged deployment of neutron bombs in NATO's Europe: Opposes topic 17
No US war in Yugoslavia even if Soviet Union sent in troops: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Installed solar panels on White House roof: Strongly Favors topic 18
Boycott oil supplied from ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
Pushed alternative energy program to fight oil shortage: Favors topic 18
Invest windfall profits tax in synthetic fuels & solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Gasoline conservation by oil import fee; rationing if needed: Strongly Favors topic 18
Increase production; cut waste; use plentiful fuels: Opposes topic 18
Treat Arab oil embargo like declaring economic war: Opposes topic 18
Develop a varied energy portfolio, including solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Declared White House to be officially "dry": Favors topic 19
We stopped treating alcoholism as a crime; that helped: Strongly Opposes topic 19
As governor, implemented drug abuse programs: Opposes topic 19
Supports decriminalization of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Created Depts. of Energy & Education; reformed civil service: Strongly Favors topic 20
Congress uses tax law as goodies for special interests: Favors topic 20
GOP tax policy is welfare for the rich: Favors topic 20

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