Dana Milbank identifies the “far left”

Dana Milbank wants a debt commission, but doesn't expect to get one:

The debt commission is expected to be voted down Tuesday morning, as foes on the far left and the far right unite to form a status quo supermajority.

I'm not sure I've ever seen a columnist suggest that a “supermajority” holds extremist political positions, but I suppose it's possible, as long as you view “far left” and “far right” as absolute descriptions of positions on a theoretical political spectrum, rather than descriptions of distances from the mainstream.

So who is the “far left” in Dana Milbank's world? Take a look:

On the left, the AFL-CIO, the NAACP, MoveOn.org and other groups redoubled their opposition, even as President Obama gave the commission his last-minute endorsement on Saturday.


I guess someone's been watching Fox News.