Thursday, March 1, 2007

"The Myth of the Middle"

That's the title of an op-ed piece in today's Washington Post by Alan Abramowitz and Bill Bishop. The bottom line is that it explodes Broderella's and the Gang of 500's theory of the public's yearning for an end to "partisan divisions." As the piece says,
The story of 2006 was that regular Americans were sick of partisan divisions in Washington. The vast and consensus-hungry middle asserted itself in November, the narrative went, finally ordering the parties and their childish politicians to stop fighting and to work together. .But something happened on the way to the evening campfire and s'mores.

What happened, of course, was that the politicians, Dems and Rethugs, were actually listening to their consituents when they demanded change (Dems) or status quo (Rethugs). Note to Dean Broder: clean off your glass navel.

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