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Third Way's Views Are Right Wing, Not Moderate

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:42
The Washington Post described the group Third Way as "moderate." In fact, the group advocates many positions, such as cutting Social Security and Medicare, that put them well to the right of the bulk of the U.S. public. The group may want to characterize its views as centrist, but this is not accurate.
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written by izzatzo, January 12, 2011 10:03
The group may want to characterize its views as centrist, but this is not accurate.


This is big commie lie. Since propaganda is sponsored by corporations disguised as persons, the correct measure of central tendency is not mean, median or mode, but 'centrist' among hundreds of millions of individuals.

When the data have long tails as in this case, it can't reflect centrism as claimed by Baker. Instead it's a sign of robust diversity and critical thinking - a sure sign of the socialism behind more deficit spending. That many people can't be right in a true democracy.

Stupid liberals.
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written by urban legend, January 12, 2011 3:25
Amen. Please keep saying this. izzatso, what thew hell are you talking about? The overwhelming majority of Americans want no cuts whatsoever in Social Security. That means the mean, the median and the mode -- different ways of discovering "central tendency" are squarely within the "no cuts" constituency. Cutting is 100% the result of a wealthy right-wing dislike of the program. That's not a moderate or "centrist" position.
izzatso
written by jethan, January 12, 2011 5:19
A priest once told me I should meditate an hour a day. When I said I didn't have time to meditate an hour a day, he said I should meditate TWO hours a day until I finally had time to meditate an hour a day.
Those of you who don't enjoy reading an izzatso comment must read each one TWICE until you finally enjoy reading it once.
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written by Kenneth Fingeret, January 13, 2011 11:35
The Third Way is a misnomer. It is more accurate to call it the turd way as it leads to an all too crappy outcome for the majority of people in the US.
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written by PeonInChief, January 13, 2011 2:11
"Moderate" or "centrist" is whatever positions the corporate sponsors of the media support this week.

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