We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I'd call this "check-mate". Seriously- while we are busy being angry about everything, ABC has decided to include only adults in this conversation. Don't say we-didn't-tell-you-so. Moderate folks, as in 'you need to moderate'.
So before we get all fired up and say angry things that might force independents to shun Republicans, we need to open Great Moderates In History for another lesson in appearing to be reasonable when it counts:
Page 69, Okay Slogans for Moderates
Moderation in the persuit of virtue is no vice.
Don't sweat the big stuff.
Please consider possibly opening a small section of the wall for a few hours a day Mr. President
The irony is delicious. People who can't afford health care, cough, cough, ahem... but who can afford a new TV or converter or cable to watch this?
I refer to Rush's rule about your neighbor. You are doing fine, but your neighbor has to eat cat food. You will do anything the government says you need to do to keep that ol' granny out of the kibbles and bits. Works every time.
So they will be broadcasting to the middle class telling them how bad everyone else has it, and bammo- you open your wallet and clasp shackles firmly onto your own wrists.
Phil, Could you moderate your moderation to a moderate tone, please? You're coming off as moderately extremist for the moderates - who when you really get down to it, are the non-thinkers in our society.
I like that ABC is doing this. It will give all the other stations fodder for fun. As in Let's Letterman ABC so we can keep our ratings! They have no choice. ha.