If you would take the time to read (and if you have the intellect to comprehend what your read, which I doubt from the hysteria evident in your post), you will see that I said, "And there is the matter of the Democrats letting their own urban-based left wing keep on doing things that reinforces the siege mentality that has taken root among rural people." Substitute "Christian Right" for "rural people" and you have the same message.<quoted text>
What is the “middle?” The progressives have moved the bar so far to the left, that the old middle is now considered the “extreme right.” There are no more “blue dog” democrats. The progressives just keep pushing their agendas (under the radar) to extremes and telling us they are in the moderate position. For example, they are pushing their transgender positions. Massachusetts and California have now passed a law that any child who feels that they have sexual identity issues can use bathrooms, locker rooms, and changing areas for the gender with which they identify, but those transgenders who are not comfortable doing so should be provided with alternatives, such as a unisex or nurses station’s bathroom. But transgender students cannot be denied access to their preferred bathroom or locker room because of other students’ discomfort. The law is for K-12. But if my daughter feels discomfort with a boy in the bathroom or locker room, she has no rights. Does it make me a homophobe or a hater if I don’t want my daughter forced to use a bathroom or locker room with a boy? Does that make me a right-wing extremist? In San Francisco, they have approved tax-payer funded transgender surgeries for the uninsured. Colleges around the nation are increasing the cost of health insurance to students to accommodate transgender operations that cost 50,000 dollars. Does it make me a right wing extremist because I believe tax-payer health insurance should not cover these kinds of procedures? Are these kinds of things the “middle?” Since when did it become the middle that it is perfectly fine for the government to make laws about soda intake, salt intake, fat intake, dictating to restaurants what food they should serve and how much? That’s the middle? And when it did become the “middle” that abortions after 20 weeks are perfectly ok for any reason?
For your information, the middle is where the middle has always been. And, yes, there are still "Blue Dog" Democrats, lots of them.