This is as true today as when Atrios tweeted it in 2010.
whatever happens on election day, it’ll prove that america is, now and forever, a center right country
— Atrios (@Atrios) September 7, 2010
“Right-center” is perfect of course, because the “right” part punches hippies, and the “center” part proclaims the majesty of independent centrist nonpartisan moderates like Evan Bayh and Joe Lieberman.
Ah, the vital center!
Of course, in reality, we have one centrist corporatist party and one far-right even-more-corporatist in this country. Moreover, the centrist corporatist party tends to run the federal government reasonably competently, whereas the far-right even-more-corporatist party does not.
Anyone with half a brain has known this for quite some time. I understand that it was possible to imagine that the Republican party wasn’t just a right-wing confederacy of dunces when Bush I was president, but that was twenty years ago now.
It doesn’t matter, though, official Washington still contends that we need a new centrist corporatist party to split the far left Che Democratic party and the slightly-too-far-right GOP daddies.