Part of what thinking voters must do to make an intelligent voting decision is acknowledge the source of their news and information. For example, we all know the liberal bias within the major TV networks of NBC, MSNBS, CNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HNN, parts of Fox News, and virtually every print newspaper in the country. Countless news Web sites and blogs are also slanted one way or another.
No big mystery, of course, but it’s important to be aware. In case you weren’t, yours truly is conservative to the core.
Liberals don’t like to admit they’re liberal, preferring the term “progressive.” And Establishment Republicans don’t like to be called Establishment Republicans, preferring the term “moderate” or “centrist.”
The author of this Roll Call column, Morton Kondracke, is an Establishment Republican. In my view he’s like McCain, Boehner, Cantor, and company in that they love being moderates/centrists/whatever — somehow rising above the fray. As evidence, see his establishment slant in this opening sentence?
With Republicans moving ever further to the right and Democrats to the left — though not so far as Republicans are to the right — there really is a crying need for a centrist alternative.
We’re to believe the Democrat Party hasn’t been hijacked by 60s retread leftists, and aren’t moving way left? Asked another way, Mort, will you tell me who’s leading the vast surge to the right on the Republican side? Romney? Boehner?
If only. . .
Only centrists are crying for a centrist alternative.