Oh, the Middle Ground

Mrs. Ahab talks about the middle ground – the place where ol’ Johnny McCain resides.

The conservatives don’t like him (McCain) because he is too liberal and the liberals don’t like him because he is too conservative. Most of the time, the best course of action lies somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.

It will quite likely surprise a lot of you guys that we are not as conservative as I often come across, because I don’t talk about issues on which I side with the more liberal among our number.  Obviously, I’ve been a strong fiscal conservative, and my defense policy sounds something like “shoot first”, but there is a whole bucketload of issues on which I’m actually not in line with the Republican party at all.

Which ultimately is why I’ve been warming to John McCain – he actually is a moderate, unlike Barack Say my name, bitch Obama who is about as far left as you can get.  Is McCain the perfect candidate?  Of course not, but he is certainly a lot better than Obama, if for no other reason than that he has a definable energy policy other than “tax the corporations”.


  1. the middle ground – the place where ol’ Johnny McCain resides

    no he damn well doesn’t. he, like every other member of the republican party i know of, is so far right he couldn’t see the middle ground with a spotting scope — not even if it was a good one.

    Obama may have heard about the middle ground once several years ago, but he paid that rumor no attention. he’s well to the right of it, too.

    Mike Gravel, now, he’s fairly close to the middle ground, and seemingly comfortable with it. Kuchinich might be there, too, if he’d ever take his meds long enough for the rest of us to tell what he thinks when his head’s on straight. as for the left side of the middle ground, you’ll have to leave the USA to find anybody in those spots; there hasn’t been a political left in this country for decades.

  2. Whoah, there, Normen… While many dems could be considered far-right in the rest of the world, this is a feature, not a bug, of the US system…

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