PROOF that Centrists are Violently Insane — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)
|By: Cenk Uygur Monday June 28, 2010 2:55 am|
We recently had John Avlon on the program and he is a devout “centrist.” That used to mean that you were somewhere on the political spectrum between the left and the right. It now means that you set up false equivalencies between the left and the right and call everything even no matter what.
|By: Cenk Uygur Monday May 10, 2010 2:38 pm|
I have no idea what kind of Justice Elana Kagan is going to be, and almost no one else does either. She might be a terrific progressive or she might move the Court to the right, as some fear. My problem with her isn’t her stated positions, as she doesn’t have very many.
|By: t0dd Thursday March 18, 2010 9:48 am|
During his interview with Bret Baier, Obama reveals how he feels about the left.
|By: rossl Tuesday March 16, 2010 6:53 pm|
In a recent diary by Daily Kos user Cassiodorus, one point of his in particular struck me:
Thus the comparison between the Great Depression and the current Great Recession falls flat, because the popular upheavals of the 1930s are only in evidence today among the least helpful segments of the population. This of course is a major reason why we can expect no FDR-like President to save us from the…economic collapse…
…During the 1930s…intellectual figures such as John Dos Passos, John Steinbeck, Kenneth Burke, and Richard Wright were actual socialists and not just mere liberals offering occasional plugs for John Kerry.
Another prominent socialist, albeit a bit later than the Depression, was Albert Einstein. He was an all around brilliant man, someone whom I admire greatly. And he wisely said this, although today it would probably be considered way too radical for anyone respectable to utter:
[I am] a passionate pacifist and anti-militarist. I am against any nationalism, even in the guise of mere patriotism. Privileges based on position and property have always seemed to me unjust and pernicious, as did any exaggerated personality cult.
|By: Cenk Uygur Tuesday February 16, 2010 10:29 am|
The mainstream media has been giving Evan Bayh a big fat sloppy kiss for the last 24 hours. Every single story is about how moderate and centrist and independent he is. Golly gee willikers, Evan Bayh is such a pure and innocent person and he just couldn’t take the corruption of Congress anymore. He was so fed up with the partisanship and like any great man decided he must strike out on his own and leave DC.
Come on, are these people this naïve or do they have a stake in this? Do you really think Evan Bayh only has pure motivations and was the last good man in Washington. This is absolutely absurd and on many fronts the exact opposite of the truth. No one made a deal with corporate lobbyists faster than Evan Bayh did. He wasn’t sick of the problems of DC, he was the problem of DC.
|By: Cenk Uygur Friday December 25, 2009 1:58 pm|
There are many debates among progressives now on the true nature of Barack Obama. Did he mean anything he said on the campaign trail? Is he really a progressive? Did he ever mean to challenge the status quo or was he using the word “change” as a campaign gimmick? Is he just a corporatist like most other politicians?
|By: TheCallUp Friday December 11, 2009 8:09 am|
Candidate Obama rode the populist wave into office, by so eloquently advocating for meaningful change. For him to then proceed to govern as a Centrist — i.e. to bend to the will of entrenched interests, thereby ensuring the status quo — risks the Democratic Party’s hopes at sustaining power past 2010.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday February 26, 2009 9:33 am|
There are factions on the left that disagree on many issues. Even among immigration advocates there is a rift regarding how to present the issue to the voting public. This conflict may be what we see playing out before our eyes.