“It’s quite possible that after this big ticket item of immigration is addressed, [the GOP] will realize they have to go through the whole broad range of issues that are of concern to Latinos,” Sierra Club Legislative Director Melinda Pierce said.
It is a well-established fact that the United States is a center-right nation, yet over the last fifty years, the country’s laws and policies have slowly drifted leftward. One reason for this is that the Right has passively accepted the premise that the Left holds the middle ground. By labeling conservative ideas as extreme, the Left is laying claim to a default position in the center.
The next time you hear some environmentalist railing against “big business,” keep this fact in mind: between lobbying, political donations, and advertising costs, the green movement has itself become a high-dollar operation.