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  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson endorses Joe Biden, Kamala Harris – his first public political backing

    09/27/2020 11:22:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 138 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/27/20 | Tyler McCarthy
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, marking the first time he’s ever publicly thrown his weight behind a political candidate. With the exception of a brief flirtation with a 2020 presidential run himself, Johnson, 48, often takes great pains to remain apolitical at a time when Hollywood is seemingly filled to the brim with activism. However, the “Jumanji” actor took to Instagram, on Sunday, where he shared a video of a virtual conversation he had with the two Democratic candidates and officially gave them his public endorsement. “I’m going to be pushing...
  • WaPo, Trying To Tank Bernie Sanders: Let’s Face It. None Of These Democrats Are “Centrists”

    02/09/2020 8:20:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    The Washington Post editorial board is fed up with all of you people talking about the Democratic primary as some sort of internecine civil war between the far left and centrists. This week they point out that it’s simply not accurate to describe either Pete Buttigieg or Joe Biden as “centrists.” In fact, the entire field is chock full of socialists.Okay… they didn’t actually say “socialists” but that’s the general feeling they’re trying to get across. Everyone’s policies are way to the left, though some are a bit more left than others. IT HAS become an unchecked assumption about...
  • Summertime 2019: The Top 30 Hottest Political Women

    06/21/2019 7:49:29 PM PDT · by JZad · 32 replies
    Communities Digital News (LLC) ^ | June 21, 2019 | Eric Golub
    The list has been divided into the top 10 hot liberals, centrists and conservatives of the female persuasion. Age is no barrier. Hot is hot. Some deserving women were left off of the list solely to give others a chance.
  • In Her First Town Hall, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Came Off As A Leftist, Not a Centrist

    03/11/2019 11:03:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/11/2019 | David Marcus
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, complete with lei, took the stage at SXSW in Austin to do her first town hall as a presidential candidate Sunday night on CNN. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is running for president and would be the youngest, first woman, and first Hindu president in our nation’s history. Many pundits have placed Gabbard in the center or even right of the Democratic Party. If so, the center or right of the Democratic Party is pretty leftist. Her first question was about American intervention in the rest of the world, and how she could be against American...
  • X-Rated Sinema : Democrat Mob Mentality Moves To Censor Freshman Senator

    02/10/2019 2:26:06 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 41 replies ^ | February 8, 2019 | Kevin Scholla
    This year, the hit HBO series The Sopranos is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of launching. If you miss Tony Soprano like I do, don’t worry, there’s a new mob boss on the scene. She’s just like Tony too, except for the likability, believability, respect, and humor. So, actually, she’s nothing like New Jersey’s favorite don at all, except maybe in her delusional brain. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) is more of a typical liberal Democrat nowadays. She talks tough but does nothing for the betterment of America. You know, dress like me, think like me, and do what we say, or...
  • Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?

    07/21/2018 2:21:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 7/21/18 | Ed Kilgore
    There’s no question that the story of the Democratic party right now is about the ascending left. There’s a bumper crop of self-consciously progressive candidates running for office this year, while many relatively non-ideological “Establishment Democrats” are embracing policy positions and political messages long associated with party insurgents. The relative strength of various Democratic factions in Congress won’t be possible to reliably measure until after the midterms. But with the 2020 presidential election cycle soon to begin (the first candidate debates will probably be held about this time next year), it’s looking like progressives may have many more viable options...
  • Republican governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval being considered for Supreme Court- RHINO ALERT!

    02/24/2016 11:19:17 AM PST · by revivaljoe · 112 replies
    washington Post ^ | February 24 at 1:07 PM | Mike DeBonis and Juliet Eilperin
    Brian Sandoval, the centrist Republican governor of Nevada, is being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the process. Sandoval is increasingly viewed by some key Democrats as perhaps the only nominee President Obama could select who would be able to break a Republican blockade in the... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday pledged “no action” on any Supreme Court nomination before November’s election, saying the decision ought to be left to the next president. The White House declined to comment Wednesday for this story. White...
  • The liberal minority is the real fringe element in American politics

    06/22/2012 11:14:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 22 June, 2012 | James Lucier
    Ask any political guru worth his salt, and the savant will explain carefully the facts of the ideological landscape. On one end of the spectrum you have the Left. On the other end is the Right. In the middle are the centrists. There is a passion to label all candidates and voters and place them somewhere along this line. In practice the mainstream media, the hired political tacticians and other operatives in the ruling class have a sort of shorthand rhetoric. The Left is presented as the normal—nothing to see here, folks—and the centrists are people who have unaccountably strayed...
  • Is Fox News going centrist for 2012?

    12/05/2011 8:38:52 PM PST · by Mozilla · 69 replies · 1+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 11-5-11 | Lucas Shaw Reuters
    Consider another media critic convinced. Gabriel Sherman, a contributing editor at New York magazine who has spent many a word on Fox News, wrote a post for the magazine's Daily Intel blog Monday suggesting Fox has adopted a "new strategy" for 2012. "Fox is trying to credibly capture the center without alienating its loyal core of rabid viewers. To this end, the network is flexing its news-gathering muscles in high-profile ways that will capture media attention," Sherman wrote. Sherman is not the first media critic to make this claim. Howard Kurtz did so back in September after talking with network...
  • L.A. Times: The real Ronald Reagan may not meet today's GOP standards

    09/07/2011 7:13:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/07/2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    When the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate Wednesday night in Simi Valley, one thing seems certain: Lavish tribute will be paid to Ronald Reagan. That is fitting: The event is being held at Reagan's presidential library and burial ground, high on a bluff overlooking the Santa Susana Mountains. It's also smart politics. Reagan has become a sainted figure within the GOP who, not incidentally, is the most successful and popular of the party's modern presidents. But the Reagan reverie will doubtless overlook much of the Reagan reality. As president, the conservative icon approved several tax increases to deal with...

    07/14/2011 12:58:37 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 7/14/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I rebut the New York Times’ characterization of Obama as a centrist in the budget battle and discuss his plan for endless tax increases.
  • [FLASHBACK] Huntsman takes aim at GOP

    01/31/2011 6:24:25 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 16 replies
    Polutico ^ | 3/1/09 6:59 AM EDT | JONATHAN MARTIN
    There was at least one 2012 presidential contender missing from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington this weekend, traditionally a testing ground for any Republican even remotely considering a White House bid. That could be in part because Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. risked getting booed off the stage for some of his views. The party needs to be more intellectually rigorous, and to compete for the votes of the young, the elites and minorities, he said in an interview with POLITICO. To do so, the GOP needs to tack toward the middle on environment, gay rights and immigration....
  • Our So-Called 'Centrist' President

    01/25/2011 8:10:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials Editorial: Our So-Called 'Centrist' President Posted 01/24/2011 06:59 PM ET Politics: Will the man who conned the public into believing he was a moderate, but who has governed as the most immoderate leftist in the country's history, now try to pull the same con so he can be elected again? How naive does he think we are? Well, pretty darn naive, given the polls that everyone is bending over backward to cite. They show President Obama's approval rating turning up in large part because he didn't let the Bush tax cuts expire, enlisted cronies to help him appear...
  • Obama chooses former Clinton staffers in a move to the center

    01/06/2011 7:02:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    La Times ^ | 1/6/11 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington — President Obama has recast his White House team for the second half of his term, giving top jobs to a pair of Clinton-era veterans in a signal to business leaders and independent voters that he is resolved to steer a more centrist course after two years of intense partisan clashes. Obama announced Thursday that he was installing William Daley as chief of staff, entrusting the White House operation and perhaps the future of his presidency to a former Commerce secretary who has warned that pressing a liberal agenda risks scaring away an all-important bloc of moderate...
  • Can a centrist movement succeed?

    11/29/2010 7:28:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/29/2010 | Kathleen Parker
    In a political culture where moderation is the new heresy, centrism is fast becoming the new black. Political outliers - not quite Republican, not quite Democrat - are forming new alliances in a communal search for "Home." Exhausted by extremism and aching for real change, more and more Americans are moving away from demagoguery and toward pragmatism. Soon they may have options. A new political group, No Labels ( ), is hoping to mobilize and support a centrist political movement. Led by Republican strategist Mark McKinnon and Democratic fundraiser Nancy Jacobson, the organization has raised more than $1 million...
  • Obama Can’t Play Center (Barry is not ideologically capable of emulating Clinton)

    11/17/2010 7:04:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/17/2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Should Obama pull a Clinton? This has been a burning question inside the Beltway ever since the polls showed the Great Shellacking bearing down on the White House. As most know by now, pulling a Clinton isn’t anything kinky; it simply means moving to the center, or “triangulating” between the unpopular Left and the unpopular Right. That’s what President Clinton did after the Democrats’ historic drubbing at the polls in 1994, and it’s what a lot of would-be sages argue President Obama must do now after the rout of 2010. But the argument is deeply flawed for a few simple...
  • WaPo Column: Why we need a third party of (radical) centrists (Haven't we heard this before?)

    11/12/2010 7:44:36 AM PST · by WebFocus · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2010 | Matt Miller
    SNIP The truth is that once the economy's back on track, taxes are going to rise in the years ahead no matter which party is in power, because we're retiring the baby boomers. That means we'll double the number of people on Social Security and Medicare. We've already got trillions in unfunded promises in these programs. Even if we trim their growth, and cut other spending, which we need to do, the math doesn't work at current levels of taxation. SNIP So the idea that we can keep overall taxes where they are now, let alone cut them, is a...
  • Obama: Outright Evil, or Simply Wrong? (How about both?)

    03/31/2010 5:02:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 1,088+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | Michael Medved
    Will it be easier to persuade people that Barack Obama is wrong on the issues or to try to convince them that he is outright evil? That’s a crucial question facing conservatives as we gear up for fateful election battles in 2010 and 2012. Based on human nature and political history, the answer to that question ought to be obvious: Americans have often felt that our leaders make mistakes or pursue destructive policies but we have rarely (if ever) believed that they did it deliberately to damage the country. In the last 80 years, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter...
  • Kathleen Parker: America is neither left nor right but centrist

    03/23/2010 9:27:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies · 699+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 21 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    ...Independents -- neither right nor left but smack dab in the broad middle -- today constitute 42 percent of the electorate, according to a recent CBS/New York Times poll...
  • Middle ground vanishing in Washington

    02/18/2010 8:34:16 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 27 replies · 721+ views ^ | February 17, 2010 | By Arragon Perrone
    A gathering storm has descended over Washington, and it has brought more than snow. Anti-incumbent, anti-government sentiment permeates the air. It has even reached sitting legislators. Over the weekend, Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., a centrist, chose not to seek re-election in a campaign that seemed to foreshadow an easy victory. At the time of his announcement, polls showed him beating his Republican opponent, former Sen. Dan Coats, by twenty percentage points. But Bayh was sick of Washington. “I do not love Congress,” said Bayh. “For some time, I’ve had a growing conviction that Congress is not operating as it should....