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.
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