The Booman savages the pundits who claim that me need a new “centrist” party. (Someone, I think Atrios, once defined “centrism” as a position that agrees with that of the pundit advocating it).
The problem with our politics is not that our government isn’t run by some middle of the road consensus between Ben Nelson and Olympia Snowe or Joe Lieberman and John McCain or Lincoln Chafee and Arlen Specter. Our problem is that we have one party that wants to govern but isn’t allowed to, and another party that thinks Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, and Rick Perry have something meaningful to say. If you honestly think that the Democratic Party is too beholden to the left, you know nothing about politics, here or globally. And if you think the Republican Party, as it exists right now, is capable of responsible governance, then you’re the type of fool who buys swampland off the internet or answers those emails from Nigerian princes.