Hoyer Moderate As Long As You Ignore His Voting Record

In a standard AP puff piece run today in the Fish Wrapper, Steny Hoyer, the new House majority leader selected over Nancy Pelosi-backed John Murtha, is painted as a "moderate Democrat":

Hoyer, 67, has over the past quarter-century in the House become known for his fundraising, his work for fellow Democrats and for moderate political positions that have enabled him to get along with Republicans and liberal Democrats alike.

However, as documented on Newsbusters, once you look at his record, the "moderate" label just doesn't seem really appropriate.

For instance, let's look at his ratings by political groups:

Somehow, getting almost perfect scores from liberal groups that support the typical extreme liberal goals of abortion on demand and same-sex marriage doesn't make him seem like a moderate, does it?

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