Thursday, May 28, 2015

In Brief: No, Democrats Have NOT Gone Too Far Left (NSFW)

I'm not going to link directly to Peter Wehrer's article because I don't want to give him 7 more hits of traffic from my readers, but I will link to the articles written to refute his contention that the modern Democratic Party has gone too far Left.

One chart involving the US House (which is reflective of the partisan shifting in the Senate):

The Republicans have dramatically shifted more conservative than the Democrats shifting more liberal.

So in short: the Democrats have not gone too far Left.  The Republicans have gone too far Asshole.


dinthebeast said...

Yeah, screw that guy. Every time another right wing atrocity comes to light, the right wing commentariat has to find a (mostly imaginary) hippie to blame it on, or more commonly, point to and scream "Both sides!!!" while blocking their ears with their fingers. There are quite a few writers getting wealthy off of this formula (see also: Brooks, David). Here is a link to another amusing takedown of this absurdity:

-Doug in Oakland

Paul said...

Um, Doug, my article already has that Rude Pundit link...

dinthebeast said...

Ulg. Sorry about that. I don't know why I just assume no-one but me has read the Rude Pundit... He's actually quite popular.

-Doug in Oakland