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  1. Arianna Huffington sums it up :

    "...afflicted with a kind of mental Tourette's, the traditional media just can't help shouting Right or Left any time a contentious issue arises.

    Take Ron Brownstein. Writing about the fight over health care in the National Journal, he declared that those who oppose the bill - which he admits bears all the scars and imperfections of its arduous advance -- are either members of a furious right or of what he dubs, by turns, the aggrieved left and the internet-based left.

    Sounds pretty extreme. And fringe-y.

    But according to a Quinnipiac poll taken last month, 53 percent of the country disapproves of the health care bill. So, is over half the country furious right-wingers or aggrieved lefties? Or are they, y'know, the majority of the American people?

    Of course, it's so much easier for the mainstream media to designate themselves as being in the center and assign anyone who disagrees with them to the fringe -- the fringe right or the fringe left. Even if that's over half the country.

    We should be used to this -- after all, for years now most of the country has been opposed to the war in Iraq yet, in the traditional media, that opposition is assigned only to the left.

    In the New York Times, Adam Nagourney writes of a time of strains between Mr. Obama and the left. Mr. Obama has come under fire on several fronts, like health care [and] escalation of the war in Afghanistan.

    According to a CNN poll, 55 percent of the country opposes the war in Afghanistan, but the strain is only between Obama and the left?"

  2. Candidate Obama had made bridging of partisan divisions the touchstone of his campaign. Little did I realize at the time that what he meant was that we were all to join the DLC now.

    "My goal is to get us out of this polarizing debate, where we're always trying to score cheap political points, and actually get things done," he had said.

    I am not sure how calling Howard Dean "irrational," a transparent attempt to revive the "Dean Scream" meme (but then again nothing really new here, the DLC has always portrayed Howard Dean as an out-of-touch liberal because of his anti-war stance), or demonizing anyone who doesn't walk in lockstep with the DLC fits in with that noble resolution, but it's beginning to look to me a lot like order 66 has been implemented.

  3. Actually the latest Q-Poll put the president at 57% approval for the way he is handling the war in Afghanistan. The war in Iraq has become the forgotten war....Except of course for those who serve there and the families that wait for them.

  4. I am curious, is Senator Joe Lieberman still a member of the DLC? Does anyone know? I checked the DLC website and couldn't find a current list.

  5. Update (Jan. 20, 2010):

    - During an interview on Fox News, in the aftermath of the Senate race in Massachusetts, on Tuesday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) urged his colleagues in the democratic Party to move to the "center":
    "I was elected as an independent but remained a registered Democrat so I'm with the Democratic caucus. So I call myself an Independent Democrat."

    - Glenn Beck asks "would President Obama describe himself as a Democrat or a progressive?" and urges the Democratic Party (and the Republican Party) to purge the "progressives" from their ranks:

    "The far left used the Democrats. Progressives, like a lurking virus, were waiting for their chance — for an opening — to infect the system. And once they are inside the system, I warned it will be a battle to the end to get them out. (...) It's an ideological movement that has set its sights on the destruction of the Constitution and the fundamental transformation of the republic. It is the progressive movement and it has been using both parties, but mainly the Democratic Party as its host to feed on. "