I saw this on Sunday, and haven’t gotten around to mentioning it until today. I thought I’d let a [former?] liberal explain my feelings about the so-called ‘progressives’ that seem to have completely lost their bearings in this country. Give it a read; Keith Thompson says it better than I can (although I’m about to say it anyway).
Many say that the country is ‘moving right’—some have said the same about me as my views fall more and more in line with the ‘conservatives’—but that’s not the case at all. The Republican Party is largely run by moderates today (pro-immigration, pro-equality, and generally quite progressive as compared to their predecessors), while the Democrats ramble on about racial quotas and how spreading freedom and prosperity is somehow bad.
- Leaving the left (San Francisco Chronicle).