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"When did moderate become a political dirty word?" CNN [View all]

Admittedly, this is from 2012 election when Romney was still fighting for the right to get ass handed to him by Obama, but this commentator brings up some good history on moderation and why some in modern times seem to think it is aptly used as a weapon such as here on DU and on other message boards of the opposite political persuasion.

It was Barry Goldwater in 1964 who said:

"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."


And then he promptly got HIS ass handed to him by LBJ. The vast majority of Americans are centrist. That's just a fact.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/01/opinion/greene-moderate/

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