Skip to comments.Don't call me moderate, I'm a centrist
Posted on 07/29/2006 7:13:13 PM PDT by darkangel82
Don't call me moderate, I'm a centrist By Mark Preston
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A word of advice if you speak to leaders of the Republican Main Street Partnership. Do not use the word moderate when talking about the organization's politics.
Members prefer being described as centrists, because the moderate tag conjures up thoughts of abortion and gay rights. And Main Street does not take a position on either of these issues.
Instead, the group of over 60 governors, representatives and senators advocates reducing the deficit, cutting taxes, focusing on education as well as environmentally friendly measures. The organization released its "Promise for America" agenda yesterday.
The battle of ideas within the Republican Party has not always been easy for Main Street members, who sometimes find themselves at odds with their own leadership. The latest disagreement was over President Bush's veto of stem cell legislation.
Rep. Tom Davis (R-Virginia), who serves as president of the organization, called it "a bad issue to make your first veto" in a recent meeting with a small group of political reporters. But Davis, a former National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, was very careful not to criticize Bush or Congressional Republican leaders, who are now pushing socially conservative measures under the "American Values Agenda," banner.
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Also known as losers.
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I call them wussies.
No position is a position, at least on many issues. Abortion for example. I'm sure they take a position on murder, so why not abortion? No position on gay marriage means you want to wait until the judges legalize it. Why wait? They already have in Massachusetts and Vermont -- Hawaii too, and elsewhere, only the people were able to counter the move, unlike in Massachusetts and Vermont.
Isnt interesting that when the CNN writer (Mark Preston) seems to be about to make his point he changes the topic to minimum wage? The issue here is whether or not the common tax payer, being for or against, will have to pay for stem cell experiments, or pay for abortions, or pay for farmers to not grow crops, or pay for derelicts rehabilitation, or pay for illegal immigrants housing, health care, education, food, etc..
So what is the difference between a centrist and a moderate? Nothing these are politicians who are waiting for the next poll to see what they should say next. They have no convictions, no values, no beliefs, and no morals.
The current congress shames us all. We elected them so shame on all of us. The buzz now is that the democrats will make gains this year. I dont think so, but if they do, thank your local centrist politician (or moderate politician).
Allowing others in society to decide your core values, who you are, and what you stand for is intellectually dishonest and emotionally immature.
When asked what you think, you shouldn't have to respond "I haven't watched Katie Couric, Chris Mathews or, Wolf Blitzer yet."
"I'll tell you after the daily show" doesn't cut it.
Rush (the band) put it best, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
"I will choose freewill"
VT, HI and CT all have gay unions, signed into law by 'moderate Republicans' like these.
Changing a word doesn't mean squat. Actions speak louder.
just call them RINOS.
The ORGANIZATION may not take a position on abortion or embryonic stem cell research, but I'd bet a dollar to a donut you won't find many people who have conservative leanings on those issues in the group.
That's what I call them.
"Centrist" or "Moderate", both remind me of the old "street and trail" motorcycles. They beat walking, but can't do anything worth a dang.
What do you find in the center of the road?
Yellow stripes, and dead skunks!
Neutral on social issues, obviously.
The latest disagreement was over President Bush's veto of stem cell legislation.
What a frickin joke these liberals are.
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