Who are You Calling 'Extreme'?
Don't you find it odd that the word extremism seems to apply only to conservative Republicans? Terminology often drives political discourse and those who control the terms often determine the outcome.
Establishment Republicans have too often been uncomfortable in their own skin. When they win elections, they sometimes seem unsure of what to do next. Democrats never seem to have this problem. They operate according to their core convictions and are never considered extreme. Instead, they are moderate, even normal. When Republicans stick to their convictions, they are branded with a scarlet "E."
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Why does this approach appear to apply only to Republicans and not Democrats? Congressional Democrats recently had an opportunity to prove their moderation by voting in favor of a bill that would have outlawed sex-selection abortions. Most Democrats (and a few Republicans) refused to vote for the measure.
President Obama favors a legal right to abortion. As a member of the
Can anyone name a top aide to President Obama who is pro-life or who favors less spending, smaller government and lower taxes? Where are the "moderates" in his administration?
What does "effective" mean? If Democrats want to raise taxes and spending, would King go along just to maintain his "moderate" and "effective" image? Does "getting things done" mean not caring what things are done?
The tea party exists because its members are weary of the games played by
In his breakfast meeting with reporters,
Is that extreme, or are the real extremists people who favor open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens?
Many Republicans, it seems, would sooner be called anything but an extremist. Too many of them abandon their convictions at the sound of the word, eagerly desiring the approval of the liberal establishment. Such people are only making a stopover on the way to a destination called liberal extremism.
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