Gut Rumbles

February 14, 2006


"Moderate" is a word I should have included in this list. The dictionary definition says, "avoiding extremes of behavior; calm. temperate; reasonable." I'm all for moderation if that's what it means. But the political definition is not the same.

In politics, a "moderate" is anybody even slightly to the right of the Democrat lunatic fringe. Ted Kennedy doesn't qualify as a moderate (just barely), but howard dean did, until he started acting all goofy and fucked-up, screaming weird stuff and doing his rabid racoon impersonations. Then, even the MSM had to admit that Dean was kinda immoderate, just barely.

Hell, if you Google "moderate democrat," you'll find not only Joe Leiberman and Evan Bayh decribed as such--- you'll also see Mary Landrieu, Diane Feinstein, John Kerry and even Arlen Specter (a Republican) called "moderate." WTF? Those people are about as moderate as a drunk around free liquor. Is Hillary Clinton next? (Go here to see the moderate, middle-of-the-road reaction to a post that moderates didn't like.)

Besides, why is being "middle of the road" considered a virtue anyway? That's where you find dead animals and yellow stripes.


Sometimes, in the middle of the road, you find yellow lines AND dead animals.


Posted by: Macbeau on February 14, 2006 04:02 PM

Sometimes You really Piss me off, but I agree with You Most of the time.
You definition of LOVE was different, but
Made as good of sence as any other I've seen in my 68 years.

Posted by: Bill on February 14, 2006 04:55 PM

"Middle of the road" also means "Smacked by traffic running in both directions"

Posted by: Ward Gerlach on February 14, 2006 10:16 PM

Has anyone noticed that Saddam sounds just like Howard Dean? "Down with Bush!"

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on February 15, 2006 08:51 AM

well, virtue id defined as 'the middle between two extremes".

Posted by: ken on February 15, 2006 09:48 AM

In opposed propositions, one is right and the other is wrong. There is no moderate position.

People actually use it as a synonym for "nice"

Goldwater had it right, though I believe he was quoting someone else: "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Posted by: Brett on February 18, 2006 05:28 PM
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