Sunday, July 31, 2011

Attention Bob Rae

Bob Rae, the apostle of centrism, should read Krugman's latest. In particular, he should cut the following out and paste it on his desk for future reference:
Which brings me to those “centrist” fantasies.

Many pundits view taking a position in the middle of the political spectrum as a virtue in itself. I don’t. Wisdom doesn’t necessarily reside in the middle of the road, and I want leaders who do the right thing, not the centrist thing.
Bob has an unerring instinct to go to the middle, but when the middle involves deciding how much medicare should be privatized, for example, that instinct is a dangerous liability.
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  1. Attention Mr. Sinister.

  2. Sorry BC, the link, though interesting, isn't relevant. Rae regularly denounces the NDP these days and urges everyone to choose the "middle ground". Take his bizarre reaction to the Canada Post lockout for example. When pensions and benefits are on the table, there is no middle ground. Sometimes you have to take a stand.

  3. Also, take a look to our south, to see how working toward a middle ground is working.