Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The political center doesn't exist

And those chasing after it, especially establishment Dems, are fools at best and selfish, ideological power mongers at worst. It concludes that Dems need to stand firm in progressive values and policy if they want to win. From the article:

"But this idea has little basis in reality. It is contradicted not only by the developments of the past year, but by decades of political science research and much of recent American history. The political center’s reputed importance is a dangerous myth — one that obscures the genuine obstacles parties face when deviating from status quo policy norms; how those norms came into being; and the electoral benefits that parties might enjoy by willfully violating them."

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