I love MyDD. They're so clear-headed, über-geeky, and tactical. And now Chris Bowers has come through again with a distillation of the precise difference between Democrats and Republicans. In case you were wondering, it boils down to different House voting majorities on exactly 28 issues, from stem cell research, immigration, trade, energy policy, civil liberties, and tax cuts to the budget itself.
These data will be useful in building a Democratic voting majority (as distinct from a governing majority) on important pieces of legislation. And they also highlight some past progressive follies: as Bowers says (though in much more clear-headed, über-geeky, and tactical words), "Fuck you, Nader supporters."