Originally Posted by Direckshun
Interesting insights, Baby Lee.
You have to know that I see this through a diametrically opposed prism.
Bush was demonized for being simultaneously EXTREME RW, and too centrist, often by the same critics, occasionally seemingly in the same breath.
Centrism is one thing, the path to centrism is another.
There's widespread consensus that fiscal liberalism isn't the answer, I'm not talking merits, I'm talking consensus. So let's call that 'the whole loaf'
There's a difference between;
'I think we should give away the whole loaf, would at least you let us give away 2/3 of the loaf.'
'We shouldn't being giving away the loaf, but if you insist I think we can live with giving away 1/2'
But the liberal argument seeks to gripe about both approaches fungibly.
'Our side isn't liberal, because he only got us 2/3 of a loaf, and besides who are you to talk of loaf responsibility when your last guy just tossing around 1/2 loaves willy-nilly?'
So people respond '**** it, lets stick to a no loaf policy. Loaf coveters hate us anyway.'