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.
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:"