Sunday, August 13, 2006

The "far left wing" now encompasses Goldwater

Never one to absorb a new insight no matter the evidence, or to distinguish the difference between news and editorial, the Washington Post's Dan Balz is still hammering away his Rove-issued propaganda on the Connecticut Senate race being about "the politics of anger". For two paragraphs in a row, he equates Lieberman with "civility" and "bipartisanship". Given this administration, why should civility be the highest priority? (Although, Balz's only "example" of Lieberman's civility is to quote Lieberman announcing that the Lamont victory was being celebrated by terrorists. Vote for me or you're a pawn of the terrorists - a real paragon of civility, Joe.) And what does bipartisanship mean when Lieberman is too far right-wing for a traditionally Republican voter like me? Balz must be reacting against that far-left-wing extremist who said, "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" That Barry Goldwater's edict is equated with the uncompromising far left wing shows how ludicrously well certain elements in the national debate have internalized Karl Rove's spin.

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