May 30, 2013

Obama - A Natural British Conservative Ctd

Initial observations came from Andrew Sullivan here.

The meat comes from Ezra Klein writing in the Washington Post here:
"If you imagine a policy spectrum that that goes from 1-10 in which 1 is the most liberal policy, 10 is the most conservative policy, and 5 is that middle zone that used to hold both moderate Democrats and Republicans, the basic shape of American politics today is that the Obama administration can and will get Democrats to agree to anything ranging from 1 to 7.5 and Republicans will reject anything that’s not an 8, 9, or 10. The result, as I’ve written before, is that President Obama’s record makes him look like a moderate Republicans from the late-90s."
Andrew Sullivan then said:
"He is indeed a moderate Republican, which is why I’ve always liked his approach to governing and to policy.

The actual Ronald Reagan would not stand a chance in today’s GOP." 
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My first post on this topic can be read here.
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