Friday, November 10, 2006


Word on the mainstream media street is that the new Democratic Congress will be "centrist" and "moderate," and that the more conservative among the Democrats are claiming the victory belongs to them. Others beg to differ, here and here.

My own view is that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may have their work cut out for them, trying to enforce discipline among the Democrats to really hold Bush and the Republicans accountable while moving forward with developing and then implementing a genuinely Democratic vision for America. But Pelosi and Reid should strike the needed bargains from a Democratic center, not from the center of the political spectrum as a whole. It's the Republicans' job to hold up the right, and the Democrats' job to balance that currently overbearing weight.


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