The Radical, Certifiably Insane…Middle

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Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Is this considered a moderate opinion? I think a ton of moderates in this country are pretty sick of the call to war. Not that I disagree that this is plain crazy, and I know Broder represents the Beltway middle and all that. I just mean – real American moderates, the sort that aren’t hugely political – I don’t hear them calling for us to bomb, bomb, bomb Yemen…Report

  2. Avatar Lev says:

    Right on, Mark. As a matter of fact, I think the center is the MOST ideological cohort in US politics. My vision of centrism would be of people who listen to everyone and take ideas from wherever they come from if they’re good–sort of a radical center, if you will. In reality, all you have to do is look at the health care debate, in which the centrists assumed or dismissed ideas based on whether or not they were perceived as too liberal. This sort of thing happens all the time with these people. This isn’t centrism, it’s posturing!Report

  3. Avatar Bob Cheeks says:

    Today’s ‘center’ is yesterdays radical left….it’s called decline.Report

  4. Avatar Bob Cheeks says:

    Well said, Bro North!Report

  5. Avatar Michael Drew says:

    Just for the record (not that what I think about it is central to anything, but) I don’t think either Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul say much of anything at all that is really insane.Report

  6. Avatar mike farmer says:

    I don’t think there is such a thing as a “moderate”, since there is no middle ground on many isues. I think many people practice moderation in their political opinions, but to be called a moderate, as if there is always some position in the middle that someone can adhere to and, thus, call himself a moderate — Frum is never moderate when it comes Palin — Brooks is never moderate when it comes to the “uneducated” — it’s a phony stance used by political pundits to hide because they don’t want to commit for poltical reasons — in many instances, it’s a form of intelectual dishonesty, although every serious thinker moderates at times, compromises when it seems reasonable to do so.Report