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DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY! IT'S OFFICIAL! :D

Moderates, pheh. What does that even mean in this day and age? A swing leftwards is all that can be counted on.


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"This is the voice of moderation. I wouldn't go so far as to say we've seized the radio station..."

What I meant by moderate being poorly defined as a centrist is that being in the middle is defined by being between two poles of some political measurement. Therefore, if the nation takes a giant leap to the 'right', the definition of moderate changes. Which makes it even fuzzier than 'left' or right', since you can peg someone as a leftie and have it bring to mind certain political stances, while being a moderate just means you don't care as much about what the lefties and righties care about. *tunes her shields for a low to mid-level intensity barrage*

That's just for people who get smug about not being 'radicals'. Personally, I view moderates as conservatives in that they want to stop or retard change, and therefore they gravitate towards our nations right wing, even if they aren't too keen on the more extreme, antirevolutionary 'traditional morality' hogwash, since moving backwards is still change. A moderate will now vote for the Dems not because s/he believes in their positions, but because s/he opposes change, and it's finally gotten through their skulls that there's a bit of a coup going on in DC.


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I still find it amusing that the political spectrum is viewed as a line between two diametric opposites, when the two currently-reigning parties are almost indistinguishable these days.


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Hmmm... Let's see... income tax, balanced budget, homeland insecurity, campaign finance reform, congressional pay raises, etc, etc. Nope, no difference*.

Oh, sure, there's plenty of differentiating factors between Republicrats and Democlicans, but for each one, there's something more basic and fundamental that never hits the news. They fight bitterly over whether the gov't should allow gays to marry, though they fully agree that the gov't should decide who gets to marry. They fight bitterly over whether a state tax surplus should be spent on roads or spent on schools, but they fully agree it should be spent rather than given back to the taxpayers. They fight bitterly over whether or not a person should be put to death for killing 24 innocent people, yet they fully agree that not wearing a seat-belt or motorcycle helmet should be a crime. They fight bitterly about whether a rape victim should be able to abort her fetus, yet they fully agree that consentual sex for money should be a felony.

Sure would be nice if the U.S. had a viable second party.

-Pi

* Before you start shouting how the current batch of democrats is on the 'right' side of these issues, and would have fixed them if only they hadn't been blocked by the evil republicans, turn the clock back to 1994 and look again. I couldn't give two shits about what any poltician says in a press conference. They're all filthy liars who overpromise and underdeliver. The voting record is what speaks volumes.


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