Category Archives: Compulsive Centrist Disorder

How to Rectify the Political Press Corps’ Radical Centrism

When it comes to Compulsive Centrist Disorder, one of the hallmarks is that its adherents are unable to recognize how radical their beliefs are. While they style themselves as equidistant between the left and the right, radical centrists actually hold … Continue reading

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Proud Pundit Ignorance

This, by Robert Waldmann, is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things (boldface mine): …the [Washington press corps] villagers who were wrong (again) remain prominent and expect to be taken seriously. I am not the first (or one … Continue reading

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Does the Washington Post Hire College Graduates?

If so, standards are slipping. Consider this from a Washington Post editorial (boldface mine): The legal or constitutional case for each is different, but the rationales overlap: Congress is broken, so Mr. Obama must act. Two-thirds of Americans did not … Continue reading

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Compulsive Centrist Disorder at Its Worst: The Ron Fournier Edition

So Politico editor and Douchebag of Centrism Ron Fournier put this on the Twittarz: Needless to say, this is very stupid. First, conservatives should be happy they won the election; that’s a reasonable reaction–if you think elections matter, a desired … Continue reading

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Hi-Tech Meets High Broderism

Meet the new Compulsive Centrist Disorder, same as the old one (boldface mine): It comes in handy as the San Francisco entrepreneur leads Brigade, the high-profile, highly funded civic engagement platform. Sean Parker – the billionaire early Facebook investor – … Continue reading

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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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