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Quiz: can the Center for American Progress fool you into thinking you're "progressive"?

The always-entertaining Center for American Progress - aka "the think tank that can't think straight" - keeps trying to make people think they're "progressive" when many people would run with horror after finding out what CAP really supports. Their latest effort is a fun online quiz: americanprogress.org/issues/2009/03/progressive_quiz.html

While the "World's Smallest Political Quiz" (hint: that's a satire of it at the link) remains the gold standard for deceptive quizzes, CAP comes close.

I alternated between trying to see how "badly" I could do and trying to see how quickly I could click through all forty screens in order to get it over with. There are four of the questions below. The only question left is whether CAP is truly unable to think things through and is completely simplistic, or whether they're just playing a game.
2. Government has a responsibility to provide financial support for the poor, the sick, and the elderly.

19. Free trade is good for America because it creates new markets for our goods and services and lowers costs for consumers.

25. America has taken too large a role in solving the world's problems and should focus more at home.

34. Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs and abuse government benefits.
Every one of those could result in a long essay detailing all the nuances involved and pointing out all the problems with CAP's presumed position. Unfortunately, there isn't enough time in the day.

Thu, 03/12/2009 - 14:57 · Importance: 4