Monday, November 26, 2012

Bruce Bartlett has traveled...

...a path that's similar to my own: from libertarian to supporter of President Obama. 

In the American Conservative today, Bartlett has a piece called "Revenge of the Reality-Based Community: My life on the Republican right -- and how I saw it all go wrong." 

It's a good read. Here are just two quotes that could have come directly from me:

For the record, no one has been more correct in his analysis and prescriptions for the economy’s problems than Paul Krugman.


The final line for me to cross in complete alienation from the right was my recognition that Obama is not a leftist. In fact, he’s barely a liberal—and only because the political spectrum has moved so far to the right that moderate Republicans from the past are now considered hardcore leftists by right-wing standards today. Viewed in historical context, I see Obama as actually being on the center-right.

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