CenterLine: Schwarzenegger: "Stop being a baby," the War on Guns, and Our New Hero

By Dane Sherrets on January 23, 2014

Here's what's making the rounds in the centrist community:

No, Most Independents are NOT Closet Partisans: Morris Fiorina argues that political scientists downplaying the importance of political independents are flat wrong. We're honored to host his piece today.

A New Hero for Moderates:
 Hands-down the most inspirational piece of the week, on former Rep. William Moore McCollough. “The function of Congress is not to convert the will of the majority of the people into law; rather its function is to hammer out on the anvil of public debate a compromise between polar positions acceptable to a majority.” 

Screen_Shot_2014-01-23_at_5.38.21_PM.pngThe Once and Centrist Governator Goes Viral:
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger poses as a trainer in this awesome video. "Stop being a baby. This is Golds Gym, not a baby gym."

RNC to Expedite 2016 Primary Process: Faster process will avoid chaos of 2012 GOP primary.

The "War on Guns": Why you won't see a Super Bowl ad promoting guns as home defense.

Two Friends Reach Across the Aisle: Great read on two women transcending party to get stuff done. 

Opine Online, Moderately: 
Without sounding like the zealot/wrathful trolls we all loathe. 

INDProud? GOProud founder Jimmy LaSalvia says leaving the GOP to become an independent gives him "a huge sense of freedom." 

Bipartisan Cybersecurity: Nelson Peacock wins the Internet today with this sentence: "movement on the cybersecurity front may prove that it is indeed possible to replicate the feat of congressional legerdemain pulled off by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) last December."  

Heritage May Become Less Crazy: The Moderate Voice notes a big staffing change at the uber-conservative think tank. 

Top Tweets:
@MikeMemoli: @SenJohnMcCain & @ChrisMurphyCT traveled to Ukraine together, speak together next Mon, now a joint stmt. Buddy comedy in works?

@ShaneGoldmacher: Heresy among the GOP, Capito even had some kind words for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in WV 

This week's CenterLine comes courtesy of Ian Davidson, Molly Schneider, James Davis. Thanks everybody, see you next week! 
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