Friday, July 29, 2011

Meeting In the Middle of Truth and Fiction

("The Centrist Cop Out")

When the goal becomes to meet in the middle of real and ridiculous, you get the conversations this Congress has been engaged in over the past months. When statistical falsehoods are elevated to equal standing with proven truths about economic realities in a deep recession, you get a willingness on both sides to take trillions of dollars out of an economy which is begging for an infusion of funds.

We have long ago stopped being centrist in the debt ceiling debate, and in our political climate. The Democrats and the President have somehow allowed the false equivalent to become the law of the land, and in doing so have ceded not only the left, but the center to the Republicans. We now wait only to see how far to the right we land.

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