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November 16, 2006

Anti-Gay-Marriage, Pro-Life Democrats Are "Moderates;" You, However, Are All Extremists (And Morons, Too)

I've noticed this myself lately. While Allah's heart-throb Kirsten Powers is contantly praising the newly-elected Democrats for their "moderate" positions -- anti-gay-marriage, pro-gun, pro-life -- I can't help but wonder I've stumbled into the Twillight Zone.

I thought such positions were marks of "extremism," not "moderation." Right?

Or does the Democratic Party label suddenly convert what is "extreme" to "moderate"?

More likely, what she means is that these people are rhetorically for these positions, but will nonetheless vote lockstep against any tangible legislation to advance them. "Moderation," in other words, is evidenced what you say you believe, not by what you actually do.

Can Republicans benefit from the same effect? That is, take a completely rhetorical position on social issues, then vote with the social conservative orthodoxy, and thereby become "moderates" on these issues as well?

She and the media really need to explain themselves here. I need to know what, precisely, makes a pro-life Republican "extremist" and a pro-life Democrat "moderate."

Or is Kirsten Powers simply telling us the Republican Party is the party of social-issues "moderation"?


Via Taranto.


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