Skip to comments.Kathleen Parker: America is neither left nor right but centrist
Posted on 03/23/2010 9:27:32 AM PDT by EveningStar
...Independents -- neither right nor left but smack dab in the broad middle -- today constitute 42 percent of the electorate, according to a recent CBS/New York Times poll...
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If you put one foot in scalding water and one foot in freezing water, on average you are comfortable.
Parker is an idiot. After all, she had a thing for 0bama, didn’t she?
She also says, “We’re a vast middle, slightly right-of-center nation.”
Today's "fringe" might well be larger than usual ~ Ms. Parker is not part of it though. Her inclinations are actually with the Democrats.
Only thing is, Kathleen dear, independents have voted for the Republican candidates by over a 2:1 margin, in the recent state wide polls in NJ, VA and MA, all states that 0bozo won by huge majorities just a year ago.
What is wrong with this broad?
I have got a suspicion that Kathleen, who emerged on the conservative scene before Palin did, is quite miffed at the fact that she is no longer the media darling she started out to be. Therefore, she has to put down her rival.
Sarah is more true to real conservative beliefs. Kathleen Parker likes the spotlight.
Conservatives make up 40 percent of the electorate - a lot of conservatives no longer self-identify with the GOP - Parker would know that if she didn't have her own RINO agenda.
And what exactly does a “centrist” believe in?
These are the Oprah-watchers. They don’t know what they believe in.
And frankly, I don’t care what you believe in, if you believe in the constitution. And if you don’t, then I really don’t care. You’re the problem.
Why do we keep posting this woman’s stories? She is a RINO who sold her soul supporting Obama and criticizing Palin. Nothing she writes is worth reading or commenting upon.
Kathleen Parker, CBS and NYT.
Kathleen, you ignorant slut (I remember your adoration of Obama during the 2008 election). When party labels are removed and people are quizzed on their beliefs on policy issues, the majority are conservative. It is only when you start applying party labels and the social stigmas attached to them that you see people identifying themselves as being more “moderate” and “independent”.
But still, to the extent we can figure any of this out, the majority of people seem to be fiscally conservative and mildly liberal on social issues when compared to the conventional sense of what is liberal and conservative at this moment in history.
IIRC, she (along with several other Beltway type conservaives) did seem quite enamored of Obama.
Why are you so fond of posting and linking to Katty Parker? She’s neither important nor influential.
Maybe her publicist has an account on FR?
She's definitely not a fan, that's for sure. And it goes back to when Palin was picked for VP.
Ms. Parker: Centrists -- who may be broadly defined as fiscally
conservative, socially libertarian-ish -- have been relatively quiet as "patriots" have made
threats, building armies of "hunters" to bring down RINOs (Republicans in Name Only)
and DINOs (Democrats in Name Only) or creating online "leper colonies" to post the
names of those who, for example, dared speak out against Sarah Palin. The latter was the
creation of Erick Erickson, founder of RedState.com, recently hired as a CNN
commentator and famous for calling retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter a
"goat-[expletive] child molester," among other similarly trenchant observations.
Benedict Willard Romney:
What starts twisted, ends twisted.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I'm told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin's people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney's former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"
So we can make fun of her. :)
Her husband was all a'twitter over Sarah Palin after her RNC convention speech. Parker didn't like it. She hasn't been the same since.
True story. :)
However, that political center shifts daily, and the center is shifting right nowadays.
It is a form of masochism to publish her stuff. This is my last comment on this garbage.
No, she’s got a thing for Romney.
I haven't posted an article by her since last year. But she's a good target, so why not post her stuff? :)
Kathleen is not even knowledgeable enough to be a RINO. She is a latecomer with a weak resume who just happened to catch the attention of a few big conservatives.
For her to diss Sarah the way she has is just disgusting.
Count me dead center in American politics.
In other words, I’m dead center in the middle of the principles this republic was founded upon. I’m part of the “we” in “We hold these truths to be self-evident...” and “We the People of the United States of America...”
With the founders, I believe that our rights come from God, not from any man, and that those rights are therefore unalienable. I believe that the purpose of government is to protect the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and private property of ALL persons. I believe the oath of office is to fulfill the stated ultimate purpose of the Constitution, which is to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves AND OUR POSTERITY.”
And no matter what ditch anyone else falls into on either side of the road, that’s where I intend to stay.
America is left and right, and certainly not centrist.
Kathleen Parker is neither intelligent nor smart — she’s ust a b*#^/!
Kathleen Parker is wrong.
Kathleen Parker; yet another chi-chi “conservative” who couldn’t hit the water if she fell out of the boat. She’s the reason why we have people like John “You Have Nothing to Fear from a President Obama” McCain still mucking up the works. No spine, too cerebral and not willing to get her hands dirty. Ugh.
That's how a Scott Brown can get away with calling himself a republican; even a "conservative."
Meanings change when people spend their lives sitting on their asses in front of the television.
Check this witch’s biography out on
to see what kind of “conservative” she isn’t.
There is nothing centerist about the health care takeover.