First, great discussion between you and @Reverend Andy.

My problem with your piece is the implication that there are commonly accepted definitions of "radical", "extreme", "liberal" and "conservative". We on the left get described as "radical" and "extreme" because we advocate for precisely those policies that you claim are "centrist". (The shitty part is that the media go along with the right in this.)

The notion that folks ought to have access to good health care is seen as "extreme". Policies like the BBB, which take as their premise the validity and viability of free enterprise and property rights, are described as "socialist" and "communist". A $15 dollar minimum wage is similarly described (https://archive.thinkprogress.org/house-republicans-cbo-report-claim-minimum-wage-socialism-e7a123bc13d5/) even though most Americans support it.

"Centrist", in today's world, seems to be a place right between those of use who advocate for extension of child tax credits and those who sought to murder the Vice President last January.

Thanks, but no.

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George Bohan

George Bohan

Born and raised in the South, living in Ohio. Writes about politics, management, and religion.

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