Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Red State Spex

3 comments:

free0352 said...

He had the most liberal voting record in the Senate, that's hardly centrist. He was never a centrist. He's hard left.

jim marquis said...

Well, as president he's been centrist enough that a lot of progressives had to hold their noses to vote for him. I certainly don't feel that way but I tend to be a bit more politically realistic than a lot of folks in my party.

Snave said...

Being hard left as a Senator and being centrist as POTUS are two different things. Someone who is hard left in a lower office can have differing visions when it comes to being a Senator versus how to run a country.

Just look at Mitt... once a person is set in a position, the person doesn't always have to maintain that position. In fact, he shows us all that it is fine for one to change positions even from one day to the next. I think he is a moderate at heart, but he has been giving lots of lip service to the "tea party"...

So, a hard left Senator won the White House and has tried his best to govern from the center because he has wanted to include everyone, even the other guys. That's OK.

If Mitt wins, there is no way he will govern from any one point on the right-wing spectrum. He would govern one way to appease the "tea party", and govern another way to appease the GOP moderates. And in the process, he would just make everybody angry.