Friday, October 15, 2021

There is no evidence at all that Sinema is a moderate

Why do news articles keep referring to Senator Sinema as "the moderate Arizona Democrat"? She isn't publicizing her views on anything. "What does Kirsten Sinema want" has become a common title for news articles. Even her colleagues in Congress have no idea and have been asking her repeatedly what part of the reconciliation bill she likes and what she doesn't like. If we don't know what ever actual views are, how can anyone say whether those views are moderate or extreme?

The word "moderate" should mean more than opposing progressives. But that seems to be the entire basis for calling Sinema a "moderate." To call her a "former progressive" or "anti-progressive" would be a lot more accurate than "moderate."

(P.S. Can Blogger catch on to the fact that there is now a high profile public figure named Sinema which should not be autocorrected to "Cinema" every singe time I type her name. I think I went back and got them all. Let me know if I missed any)