"The irony here is that Ornstein and Mann are explicitly arguing that reporters and pundits should…"

“The irony here is that Ornstein and Mann are explicitly arguing that reporters and pundits should drop the “both sides are responsible” pose and call a spade a spade. But even they feel the need to hedge a little. Nevertheless, the truth is that both sides haven’t moved away from the center. Only Republicans have, and Democrats have spent the past 20 years chasing them in hopes that eventually they could reach some kind of reconciliation. But it never did any good. The Democratic move rightward was interpreted not as a bid for compromise somewhere in the middle, but as a victory for a resurgent conservative movement that merely inspired them to move the goalposts even further out.”

Democrats Have Moved to the Right, Not the Left | Mother Jones

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