Sunday, December 30, 2007
Time to dump the mugwumps
Historically speaking mugwumps were Republicans who abandoned their party to adopt Democratic principles. In a more generic manner, the world came to define political straddlers, and fence-sitters (sitting with their mugs on one side of the fence, and their wumps on the other), what some beltway politicians lovingly refer to as bi-partisan.
Paul Krugman, who is as often right as he is righteous, gives us reason to turn the mugwumps out of office and elect political leaders who are willing to take on the progressive fight that a majority in America is demanding.
Thanks to SF Hansen for bringing Krugman's Slate essay to my attention.