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Stop With the Silly 'Centrist' Labels for Democrats

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The most abused adjective in political reporting is the label "centrist." It should tell you everything about the politician. Unfortunately, it tells us far more about those applying the label. Where this all gets ridiculous is the presidential field. It's happening again in this cycle. With extreme socialists like Sen. Bernie Sanders in the race, anyone who isn't endorsing a socialist position — like redistributing wealth, abolishing private health insurance and shredding the fossil fuel industry — is categorized as a centrist. Defending the leftist lurch that was Obamacare is now the centrist position in this daffy media dictionary. Socialists are liberals, and semi-socialists are moderates.