Category Archives: Compulsive Centrist Disorder

Annals of Bipartisanship

Bill Scher reminds us that the good ol’ bipartisan days weren’t full of hugs and kisses as this excerpt from Those Angry Days describes: Tut tut.

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How the Compulsive Centrists Enable the Very Partisanship They Bemoan

Reed Richardson, in a superb post, writes the following (boldface mine): Judging by the rest of the article and his [Fournier's] curt, somewhat dismissive one-word Tweet, though, I suspect it’s difficult for him to answer because he, like many other … Continue reading

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Dear Centrists, It’s T.I.N.A. Time

That is, There Is No Alternative. Comrade Driftglass asks Sullivan and the Centrists (boldface mine): However, now that you have finally, grudgingly arrived at the same conclusion that Liberals came to decades ago — that our problems are not primarily … Continue reading

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Brad DeLong Asks Exactly the Right Question of Very Respectable Centrists

Brad DeLong fascinates me: on policy issues, he is very centrist (at least in a sane political system), but unlike most centrists (or perhaps ‘pseudo-centrists’), he is able to fully grasp how batshitloonitarians and theocrats have completely overrun the Republican … Continue reading

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“The bitter truth of our current situation is actually very simple”: Complusive Centrist Disorder Is Alive and Well

Ordinary, I would put something like this in the links roundup, but what Driftglass writes about the continuing obsession with Compulsive Centrist Disorder is top-notch. Take it away, comrade: The bitter truth of our current situation is actually very simple: … Continue reading

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He-Said, She-Said Education Reporting: Just What Our Children Need

To consider educational ‘reformers’ as one side of an honest debate is to be party to intellectual fraud. You are granting them a legitimacy they have not earned, just as writing a story describing an intellectual ‘debate’ between biologists and creationists grants creationists unwarranted legitimacy.
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Beware Compulsive Centrists and ISlate-esque Contrarians Bearing False Equivalencies

Civility troll alert.
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I Thought Technocratic ‘Centrists’ Were Supposed to Be Competent: The Mayor Bloomberg Edition

But Magickal Centrists are supposed to be so competent!
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Obama Is a Centrist Ideologue

If he acts like a Reagan conservative….
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Lessons from How Rome Fell

Many of these could enjoy highly successful careers by the standards of the day without ever being effective in the role that they were theoretically supposed to perform.
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