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  •  He won't. Not only because it's not anywhere (1+ / 0-)
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    within the realm of political possibility in the current system, but also because I doubt he agrees. It's just not something your average centrist could get worked up about.

    The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries.

    by Words In Action on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:44:20 AM PST

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    •  Describing this President as "centrist" (1+ / 0-)
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      is completely ignorant.  Centrism is an ideology of choosing a course of action based on an average of the passion of opposing viewpoints - i.e., fully dependent on the Overton Window and lacking a moral compass.  If you think that's Barack Obama, then you're living in an alternate universe.

      "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

      by Troubadour on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:38:29 PM PST

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      •  Centrism is the Third Way - (0+ / 0-)

        it's hovering to the left of the Republicans, wherever they are...as a political calculus. Triangulation, pragmatism. It reduces the number of things worth getting worked up about considerably. And yes, as passionately as I campaigned for the President in '08 and '12, he's clearly a centrist. And this is why we're faced with the possibility of getting the tax increase on the rich for which we fought, but only at the cost of "reforming" the safety net, to which few of us would have agreed, let alone fought for...

        Perhaps TheAction will change all that. We'll see.

        The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries.

        by Words In Action on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 04:09:59 PM PST

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        •  Centrism is not pragmatism, nor vice-versa. (0+ / 0-)

          FDR was pragmatic.  Bill Clinton was centrist.  Obama is pragmatic.

          "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

          by Troubadour on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 04:23:34 PM PST

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    •  Sadly, I know he won't.... (0+ / 0-)

      I don't see Obama as "centrist."  I see him as appeasing the religious reichwingnuts and corporatists..., somewhere to the far right of the Repuke Conservatives.  He'd have to move a LOT to the left to get near the center.

      Since that newspaper article in '07 where he refused to support impeachment and investigation into the lies and war crimes of Dumbya, Dickie, and their lying criminal cohorts (the same views as the other "frontrunner" Dem candidates, which is why I didn't support them either), I've been disappointed in Obama.  The succeeding years have only made me more disappointed as time wore on.

      Yes, as the lesser of two evils, I voted "for" Obama (technically, I voted against the idiocy of the Repukes), but I can't wholeheartedly support someone who pretends to uphold the constitution and breaks laws & treaties, along with the constitution's mandates, all the time.

      Just ONCE in my life I want to vote FOR someone because I can agree with her/his policies, not vote "for" someone because s/he is the lesser of two evils.  That's still voting for evil.  [I'm 66, soon to be 67.  If things keep going as is in our government, my wish will never happen.  We're too far into a fascist government as is with all the corporations coming in and taking over government functions, from illegal and unconstitutional war to medical insurance, and too many religious wackos dictating misogynistic and racist laws they want our legislators to inflict on us, and we don't even have our constitutional rights restored to us since the Patriot Acts and the rest of the idiotic laws have not been repealed.  I don't foresee anything good in our future without a sharp turn to the left and kicking ALL corporations and religious assholes OUT of government and going back to basic constitutional values.]

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 04:47:46 AM PST

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