READER COMMENTS ON
"Story of the 2011 Republican Party in One Chart"
(3 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/29/2011 @ 2:42 pm PT...
It's as Krugman the Shrill has pointed out. Obama has definitively staked out the moderate republican position, so the GoP candidates can not run as centrists, they find themselves pushing the insanity window, just to get noticed.
And thanks to FOX Snewz, moderate conservatism is now the new socialism.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 12/30/2011 @ 10:01 am PT...
Dan in PA
Krugman is overly generous claiming Obama is running as a moderate republican.
Obama to sign indefinite detention bill into law
Effectively, anyone to the left of this extreme postion has no voice in the 2012 election. The importance of accurately counting votes is diminished when there is no choice.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 12/30/2011 @ 6:59 pm PT...
Dude, the NDAA extends existing policy (it doesn't expand it) and while sections 31 and 32 clearly define the right to apprehend and detain indefinitely terror suspects at home, sections 33 and 34 exempt American citizens and legal immigrants, as well as the bill ensures continued payment of our military in the field.
While I appreciate Glenn Greenwald, and agree the wording on terror suspect is overly broad and poorly defined, he's wrong in saying it allows the detention of American citizens.
I don't like the wording either, but Congress could end it all just by rescinding the AUMF. War on terror ended, that wording becomes moot.
I stand by K-thugs point.