[....but the there are more liberals in general on ask ...just for whatever reason there are. either that or they just "speak" the loudest or just voice more of their opinions as a whole. But you can join other groups on the Internet where you can find the opposite.]
I'm inclined to agree with your statement. In my personal opinion, the overall environment on a2k leans more towards moderate. There are a few conservative posters who can ruin the tempo with their negativism, their defensive attitude at the ready which triggers a negative response in return; this site is a mirror image of mainstream society which tend to be moderate as opposed to conservative or ultraconservative. The conservatives tend to shout louder than the Liberals/progressives and sometimes one may get into a strong disagreement with one or two posters whose ideology is the direct opposite of one's own but then again this is to be expected on any board.
I've discovered there are some intellectually gifted posters on this particular site and that too might account for the measured climate.