...It's not an indication you're doing the right thing. Take Democrat Joe "I Love Obamacare" Donnelly, running against Richard Mourdock in a who's-more-rabid campaign (Mourdock, I think, which is why he has my vote). Joe thinks being okay on guns and gung-ho for redistribution means he's middle-of-the-road; and he thinks that's good:
But this is Indiana, where what we have in the middle of the road...is a gravestone! Joe, meet Nancy Kerlin Barnett; Nancy, Joe. Okay, she'll be taking care of your election hopes, Joe.
Welcome to the muddle. Er, "middle."
Here's Richard Mourdock, freaking out NBC by suggesting bipartisanship means to him that the Dems could move:
The horror, the horror! Everyone (on the coasts and in Chicago) knows that "bipartianship" means the GOP gives up ground to the Democrat party-line, never ever the other way 'round. --Mr. Mourdock bids fair to give us way more political theatre than we've had in decades. I'm in favor of that; it keeps them busy in Washington and they do less damage.
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