28 Jul 2010

The “Disappearance of Centrist Moderates”

Samuel Scott has an interesting post about how strange and crazy the extreme polarization of politics in our country has become. A sample:

The mer­its of an issue is what mat­ters — not which side, politi­cian, or media out­let agrees with the issue. George W. Bush and Fox News can make a good or bad argu­ment — and so can Barack Obama and MSNBC. The main idea is that each per­son should weigh the pros and cons of each issue and decide for him­self based only on that criteria.

I’ll disagree with one detail, that centrists are disappearing. They are actually getting more coverage than at any time since perhaps the Ross Perot / Reform Party days.

Read more at Considerations…

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After a few years of blogging on other sites, Solomon launched ‘Rise of the Center’ – the precursor to Uniters.org, leading to a number of interviews and freelance opportunities, most notably covering the 2012 election cycle on WNYC.org – the website for the largest NPR station in the country, in New York City – and reported from the floor of the 2012 Democratic & Republican National Conventions. After a hiatus from politics, the horrific circus of the 2016 election, and more generally increasing extremism and corruption, brought him back to this project.
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After a few years of blogging on other sites, Solomon launched ‘Rise of the Center’ – the precursor to Uniters.org, leading to a number of interviews and freelance opportunities, most notably covering the 2012 election cycle on WNYC.org – the website for the largest NPR station in the country, in New York City – and reported from the floor of the 2012 Democratic & Republican National Conventions. After a hiatus from politics, the horrific circus of the 2016 election, and more generally increasing extremism and corruption, brought him back to this project.
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