Which is itself a label but one so elastic as to be essentially meaningless. Best I can tell they are situational pragmatists with no long range goals or convictions and principles to guide them on their journey to nowhere.
This is excellent; bookmarked and pinged.When activists say we need to move past the partisan divide, what they mean is: Shut up and get with my program. Have you ever heard anyone say, "We need to get past all of this partisan squabbling and name-calling. That's why I'm going to abandon all my objections and agree with you"?
No, and I never expect to. Insisting on the conceit that you cannot be labeled is arrogant. Just like - I would suggest, identical to - claiming to be objective. Either way, you are highly subjective because you have rejected the possibility that where you stand has something to do with where you sit.Having declined to examine where you sit, you have (or at least affect to have) no idea of the extent to which where you stand is correlated with your own interest.
In the case of the putative "objectivity" of journalism, journalists need to declare their interest in promoting the idea that what they say is more important than what other people do. And admit that their interest in crying "Fire!" results in continual promotion of the idea that things are getting worse every day.Unless they admit that, proof exists that they are not even trying to be objective.
I suppose this has something to do with that ludicrous, silly interview Michael Bloomberg gave to Katie Couric last evening?
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Thanks for the post; ping.
Not another self-appointed neo-collectivist gang. Assign yourselves to getting rid of corrupt individuals in all branches of government and all unnecessary collectives receiving government funding. Label them. (Internal)Problems solved.
You can’t take disagreements out of life. There will always be people who think you’re wrong, even in the same party. But at least you know who you are. That’s can’t be said of who believe in nothing which I think captures perfectly the essence of the so-called moderate and is the driving spirit of our time. To put it differently, “no labels” is simply a euphemism, for cowardice. If you can’t stand up for your principles and defend them, you’re not really worth listening to. And people without real conviction deserve to be dismissed from our national conversation.