On Morning Joe, Nation editor Chris Hayes disagrees with Joe Scarborough’s use of the term
“Center-right nation” to describe the currrent political landscape. The term, he argues, is a creation of Washington pundits as part of a “script that everybody already has which is that liberals
overreach…they try to go too far, and then they’re punished because
they’ve strayed from the center-right nation and they have to do things
like propose spending freezes.” The anti-incumbent attitude has more to
do with the economy and anger at the banks then the center-right
attitude of Americans.
The problem with the over-used script, Hayes says, is “that there are
very good sensible, practical liberal solutions to these problem which
are taken off the table precisely because they’re seen as symbols of
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