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The Myth of Obama's Centrism

cfortunato Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 6:26 PM
Of COURSE he's not a centrist. He's to the right of Eisenhower.
jasonQ42 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 10:01 PM
Funny how hardly anyone ever notices that! (seriously, not sarcastically)
Barack Obama's quest for a "balanced approach" is the lifeblood of his political success -- and also its biggest myth. Witness the coverage of the purportedly centrist president's 2014 budget proposal.

"Obama sends Congress $3.77T spending plan, riles both sides," says one prominent headline; "President Obama's risky 'goodwill' gambit," begins another fairy tale. "Obama Budget Is Meant to Draw GOP to the Table," claims The New York Times.

Nearly every story stresses that the budget has drawn critics from both the left and the right. Obama, you see, is so moderate he's willing to wrangle with the socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders...