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I am the Cameron Frye to Rebecca Elliott’s Ferris Bueller: she’s my hero.

She compiled a nice little list of pundits making grandiose claims about the centrist equivalent of seasteading, Americans Elect, which after delaying their schedule of implementation by several planting seasons features a front-runner who is a mere 9,700 votes shy of getting the 10,000 votes needed to become the Americans Elect candidate.  Frye did little summarizing of the pundits’ views toward Americans Elect and just let the their words speak for themselves beneath tasteful photos.

Several of those characteristics will be kept in this post and several will not.

Dammit! Works every time

I love the way they use that word “if.
It’s like the centrist catechism: repeat it enough times and all your sins will be wiped clean.

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One thing leads to another, they go back to Tommy’s place, they all make sweet love to and around each other, and 9 months later this bastard pops out of Friedman.

Guh-ross.  The ideas, not the sex.  Well that too.

Guh-ross. The ideas, not the sex. Well that too.

Friedman’s reasoning is that ads are everywhere nowadays, which means rich people are interacting less with not-rich people (Kaus!), and there are obvious ways this distorts the political process (Murray!), though he will not even attempt to allude to any specific examples.  Because he’s pulling stuff out of the Ur-ass all centrists use as a source for their unsubstantiated bullshit.

Oh and of course Friedman cites a friend of his as an authority to back-up all the stuff he’s slinging.  Spread the love around, baby.

Sucking tit's nice.  Being paid to suck tit is even better.  Refusing to suck tit unless they pay for a suite overlooking Central Park is the best.

When you’re a centrist, you have to have the courage to treat contract offers a mere 200% above the median wage as the insults they are. Fair compensation for recycled pap that is indistinguishable from most of your colleagues is essential to keeping the profession honest.


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