Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Quote of the day: The myth of the American “center”

Paul Krugman explains why few will mourn -- and still fewer even notice -- the passing of “Americans Elect:"
So why Americans Elect? Because there exists in America a small class of professional centrists, whose stock in trade is denouncing the extremists in both parties and calling for a middle ground. And this class cannot, as a professional matter, admit that there already is a centrist party in America, the Democrats — that the extremism they decry is all coming from one side of the political fence. Because if they admitted that, they’d just be moderate Democrats, with no holier-than-thou pedestal to stand on.
Amazing to think there's an elite living to be made pretending that the Republican party hasn't gone completely off the rails, but there we are.

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