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So why do you stay here? I am sure there are many forums that would suit you better, JMHO
Not bad except that the MK is not in that Middle Corral but well ensconced in the one on the Left facing west. (If you look North, South or East you will see MK but never by looking West from your own vantage point in that Left corral.)
Those in the Middle Corral are better typified by AB, C, and DM.
If the "brays" from the West are "least pleasing" it is likely because the truth is bothersome to you.
Shifting The Bar...
Those in the Middle Corral are better typified by AB, C, and DM. - Edward O'Daniel
DM claims to be "Independent" yet his posts say otherwise. I don't remember C ever claiming to be in the middle and for the most part, it seems that he lines up solidly to the right. AB? She seems to support the members on the right far more than those on the left, so it doesn't seem that she is in the middle much either...
Unless you are attempting to shift the bar far to the right, you're going to have to supply some different names if you are truly looking for moderates...
The problem with the Middle Corral
Is that the equines residing there seem to be denigrated by both sides. Perhaps (sadly) that's why they so rarely care to bray.
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...the smell blowing in from the left corral has them all choked up.
Sure, OK, as long as we're doing this thread.
IMHO, the problem with the Middle Corral, Cindy,...
...is that in terms of politics, the "moderates", "centrists" or whatever you choose to call them are choosing to seek perfect consensus; and as Margaret Thatcher so aptly put it, "Consensus is the antithesis of leadership".
Whether for good or ill, those who have made a lasting impact on any field of human history have done so by having a strong position, passionately held and defended. To loosely paraphrase Rush Limbaugh, you will not find a book in your library entitled Great Moderates in World History. The role of "moderates", IMO, is to prevent the visionaries and leaders from getting out too far ahead of basic tenets of ethics and morality; but eventually, they too have to choose some vision of the future - and that vision will come from someone in either of those other corrals.
"Either lead, follow or get the heck out of the way."
That is your perception but...
your perception is heavily flawed by the blinders you wear. (Possibly because from your perennial location you must look West, Northwest or Southwest to see anyone else.)
If you actually bothered reading the posts of the ones indicated as moderate you couldn't fail to see that although they wander around that middle corral they pretty much remain in it unless forced to lash out at someone nipping at them.
Maybe if you quit braying at them you wouldn't feel so singled out. On the other hand since they are moderates they are still so far right of your positions they might seem further right than they actually are. Try holding those binos with the objective lens closer to the object viewed rather than to your eye and they won't seem so far away.
Looking In Any Other Directions...
That is your perception but your perception is heavily flawed by the blinders you wear. (Possibly because from your perennial location you must look West, Northwest or Southwest to see anyone else.) - Edward O'Daniel
Since your views are solidly set toward the East, it's not surprising that you believe that views from others who look in differing directions might be moderate or to the left. Since your blinders prevent you from seeing anything other than the radical right, those who look in any other direction surely must bother you...
Still having problems with those binos aren't you.
YOU assume that anyone who chastises you or asks you to STOP just has to be supportive of Conservativism.
That does aptly define how little attention you pay to fact and how much to perception based only on your personal bias.
No wonder your perception of reality is flawed. You think that since you are proud of wearing those blinders everyone else must be wearing them too--you are wrong (but that is par for the course).
Re: Shifting The Bar...
I don't remember C ever claiming to be in the middle and for the most part, it seems that he lines up solidly to the right.
Are you referring to this 'C'?
Variety is the spice of life.
However, I did enjoy reading your rant.
An opinion post espousing your personal views of the membership and I'm not even mentioned
Dunno where you are coming from, but if MK is your center you must be in Kucinich land!
I think most people here would be astonished at how many of our politics and religions (with the caveat that I'm not talking about how one lives one's life according to their religion) factor into our daily lives/interactions.
Used to be people could converse about day to day stuff, like a spouse's injury, preferences in cars, appliance purchases, etc. without being attacked.
Re: I'm crushed!
I could hardly expect you to be aware of this fact but I am not in Kucinich territory. And I am a registered independent. I take voting very seriously. But if you must continue with the barbs, at least know what you are talking about.
Re: I'm crushed!
I didn't say you were in the Kucinich camp. I said that if you appear to be in the center from gearup's perspective, then gearup must be far to the left.
Who said anything about how seriously anyone takes voting? Independants don't hold some sort of monopoly on serious voting. I may be a registered Republican, but I still vote for person not party and educate myself on the issues and candidates, as do others I know -- Republicans and Democrats alike. I could become a registered Independant tomorrow wouldn't change the fact that my beliefs fall right of center on any objective scale.
Granted you don't express political beliefs as often as some, but when you do they tend to be from the left of center.
Re: (NT) GLMCIC?
Be careful now, that doesn't look very much like English. The mods aren't even waiting for someone to hit the 'Offensive Post' button.
(NT) So! Wup dee doo dah....
Is that English?
or just plain ol' American?!
(NT) Yep, suthern style...