From the middle


Filed Under General on Mar 3 

As the middle man here, I found a great op-ed piece called “The Moderate Manifesto”.

I don’t 100% agree with it, but it nails a lot of my feelings on the current state of affairs:

Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was. His words are responsible; his character is inspiring. But his actions betray a transformational liberalism that should put every centrist on notice. As Clive Crook, an Obama admirer, wrote in The Financial Times, the Obama budget “contains no trace of compromise. It makes no gesture, however small, however costless to its larger agenda, of a bipartisan approach to the great questions it addresses. It is a liberal’s dream of a new New Deal.”

And here we stand. Unloved, ignored, and without a true party to call our home.

Can we get a bail out please?