To me an extremist isn't wanting to cut spending and fix the government. It's not wanting to be able to pay your bills and have enough left over to take a short vacation every few months. And it's not wanting to be able to drive your gas-guzzler without having to take out a loan, or keep your AC at 73. Extremists are the folks that think we can make a car that runs off of solar power. Extremists think that the best way to curb consumption is drive up the price of everything. Extremists believe that everyone is too stupid and lazy to take care of themselves so they tax them for being stupid and lazy. An Extremist has to lie about his policies because they're too extreme for the voters to get behind them. An Extremist feels you have to break it to them slowly instead of all at once. It seems that the Dems in Washington are all about extremism yet they have decided to use the availability cascade tactic once again to redefine what extremism is. The Dems ran up this extreme debt and now they want to paint anyone who tries to pay it off as an extremist. You're gonna be hearing this BS for the next few weeks and the Dems hope it will take hold. If you're not paying attention, just going about your daily lives, I think it's highly possible you'll fall for it. Ever get the feeling you're being manipulated??????