October 28, 2007

Le Difference?

There's a Columbus Dispatch columnist (Joe Hallet) who describes himself as independent and a moderate. So I occasionally reverse his statements and see if I can imagine them coming from a moderate.

Thus:
"Latta and Buehrer don't like big government, unions or abortion. They like God in government, tax cuts and guns."
Becomes:
"Latta and Buehrer don't like small government, business or the right to life. They like godlessness in government, tax hikes and gun control."
I suggest that he feels free to paint right-leaning positions as stark - in order to portray conservatives as radicals and thus offensive to center-leaning Ohioans - while never painting liberal positions that way.

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