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  •  They both claim to be "centurist" but... (6+ / 0-)

    lean Republican on a consistent basis.

    Jim Matheson's Record

    Mike McIntyre's Record

    Repealing Obamacare and cutting spending is not an economic plan.

    by SuzieQ4624 on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 12:47:24 PM PDT

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    •  What do you think "centrist" means? (0+ / 0-)

      It's not the same thing as a "moderate".

      A moderate is a sell-out that moves to the middle.

      A centrist is principled and starts out in the middle.

      My own definition, of course.

      -We need Healthcare Reform... but i'm selfish, I Need Healthcare reform-

      by JPax on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 01:02:39 PM PDT

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      •  Apparently centrist means douchebag now. (0+ / 0-)

        The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy;the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness

        by CTMET on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 01:38:38 PM PDT

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      •  It means they want the Democrats... (0+ / 0-)

        to take a position halfway between itself and the Republican position. Of course, that's only possible if the Democratic position IS the Republican one, but that requires too much thinking for them. Their notion of balance has no connection to the real world, if the Democrats are much closer to any true center--indeed, they're beyond it already, it would tax their brains too much.

        The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

        by Judge Moonbox on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 06:11:36 PM PDT

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