Monday, March 30, 2009

Interesting take

Chris Graham at Augusta Free Press wonders if the Democratic leadership is going too far left instead of working on the program he thought he voted for with Obama and Mark Warner. Since he lets his Democratic leanings known, it's interesting to see the struggle - what I'm getting is not what I thought I'd get. He wanted Warner's "Radical Centrist" and is getting radical instead.


Chris Graham said...

Not what I said at all. What I said is the far left is pushing a radical left agenda. And they're not happy that they're not getting it. So they're pushing back, just like the far right pushed back against Bush and dragged the GOP well to the right of the electorate.

The electorate is in the middle of the two extremes. What happens after elections is the extremes try to cash in on their victories, and in so doing they drag the majority party away from the middle. It happens with Republicans in power, it happens with Democrats in power. Eventually the electorate says "Enough!" and puts the minority party back into power.

And the pendulum keeps swinging.

I'm attempting to be a voice of reason on the Dem side. I at least want a shot at a second Obama term before the wave crests. One thing working for us in that respect is the Republicans are also eating their own. Until you guys figure out that your far right is making your candidates utterly unelectable, I don't have as much to worry about as I'm letting on here.

Mike said...

Thanks for clarifying that.