Moderates now find themselves betwixt and between. On the left, there is a president who appears to be, as Crook says, “a conviction politician, a bold progressive liberal.” On the right, there are the Rush Limbaugh brigades. The only thing more scary than Obama’s experiment is the thought that it might fail and the political power will swing over to a Republican Party that is currently unfit to wield it.Granted, the way the right talks about the center is no better. But if center and right can't find some common ground in the current situation, they never will. And America will suffer for it.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Betwixt and between
I'm a big fan of moderation and limited-but-competent government. But there isn't going to be much of a center-right coalition if the center talks about the right like this (from David Brooks):