So the Third Way's Scott Winship is still hung up on labels:
The biggest issue folks had with my last post was with my claim that the country tilts right of center. Since I indicated yesterday that I'd defend that claim today—yes, I realize that I didn't provide much evidence yesterday—and since I'm intending this post to be an example of the kind of evidence-based argumentation that I have in mind, let's get this party started.
Winship's proof? why self-indentification polls of course. Well, I self identify myself as a Centrist. Who disagrees with me on that? Let's face it, labels mean nothing as to what people believe on specific issues and that really is the point isn't it? Winship mentions Paul Waldman's argument on the issue (which, for those who care, I am looking at you my good friend Ed Kilgore, is the whole point of the Politics of Contrast - make folks deal with the actual stances of the two parties) and promises, eventually, to actually bring some facts to his argument for "empiricism." About time Scott. For a guy arguing for fact-based empiricism, you sure are taking your sweet time bringing some actual facts to the table.
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