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The existence of a moderate is tied to the existence of extremists. A moderate is simply not an extremist. That makes them stick out in the US for example because their (right wing) politics are mostly extremist and anyone coming forth with non-bigoted ideas or god beware, a compromise, will be labeled a moderate.

A moderate is simply a good politician who is doing his work as he should, i.e. the vast majority of politicians in countries other than the US. Where I live, there isn't really a word for them because of the mostly absence of extremists. A moderate here is simply the default position for any politician.

Last edited by vivster - on 08 July 2020

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