What it means to be a political moderate

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/opinion/brooks-what-moderation-means.html?_r=1&

    I think this is a really good description of what it means to be a political moderate. We are often mistaken by extremists (from either side) for the opposing party. Which is why, in the past couple of years, I've been called a rightwingnut and a leftist moonbat, sometimes in the same day.

    Both parties, to some degree, view us as traitors to the cause. I'm okay with that, because blind partisan obedience has never benefitted this country.
     
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    does this mean i'm not actually cupping barry's balls?
     
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    "The moderate does not believe that there are policies that are permanently right. Situations matter most. Tax cuts might be right one decade but wrong the next. Tighter regulations might be right one decade, but if sclerosis sets in then deregulation might be in order."


    Good article...
     
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    I have always enjoyed listening to Brooks. He brings a lot of sanity to the table.

    And he's right. Depending on who I am talking to here I am either a foaming at the mouth con or a lefty degenerate. :lol:

    Principles matter. No matter how much you want to believe something is true, look at it critically anyway, and keep your soul intact.


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    In this election it means being a pussy.
     
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    Just one at a time.
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    We would be better served without political parties. Candidates would change from election to election from right to left and back again depending on the situation. Flip flopping is not a bad thing.
     
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    We have that now. Anyone can vote for anyone.
     
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    That kind of thinking is how countries go full batshit insane, and then wonder later how it happened.

    The "you are either with us or against us" false dilemna leads to justifying the worst kinds of behavior.

    Wake up.


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    Yes we can, however our politicians are virtually locked in place with pledges, and party affiliation. To them it is party first and constituents second. The Democrats and Republicans tell you what they are going to do when elected and we chooses between the two. It should be the other way around. Politicians work for us not their party.
     
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