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Senator Claire Mccaskill (D) responded today to a right wingnut via Twitter:

@24thstate I’m confused.Who are you referring to as my boss?I’ve got a record that’s so independent that both the right and left chew on me. about 3 hours ago from web

We resemble that remark. Our purpose:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Man of the Century

an address by William J. vanden Heuvel to the Monthly Meeting of The Century Association

Thursday, April 4, 2002

…FDR was, of course, a consummate political leader. In one situation, a group came to him urging specific actions in support of a cause in which they deeply believed. He replied: I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it

[emphasis added]

I would add that promoting the image of moderation for the sake of pleasing pundits is no virtue, it’s a vice. [I’ll take every chance I can get to mangle Barry Goldwater’s words for evil purposes.]

Joe Lieberman.

I rest my case.