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  •  It depends on what (1+ / 0-)
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    you mean by "party."

    While the idea that the two major parties have both abandoned the center may be popular in the opinion sections of several prominent news organizations, that idea does not have much traction with the American people.
    The party in the electorate still has many moderates, and polarization of voters tends to be exaggerated in the press. However, there's absolutely NO room for moderates among Republican candidates/officeholders at any level. Democrats are moving at a slower pace (having a moderate president will complicate things, obviously). But the massive attrition of blue dogs in the last couple of cycles (including the current one), and the general acceptance of "moderate," "centrist," and "blue dog" as class-A epithets among progressive activists, are certainly moving us in that direction.

    You are reading my signature line. #hashtag

    by cardinal on Sun May 20, 2012 at 06:58:32 AM PDT

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