Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Upcoming False Dawn

Since George W. Bush has dismantled the Conservative movement (temporarily), there is an increased focus on the liberal vs. progressive struggle. George Will highlights the same, along with Peter Beinart:

Beinart worries that "the elections of 2006 and 2008 could resemble the elections of 1974 and 1976, when foreign policy exhaustion, and Republican scandal, propelled Democrats to big gains." If so, those gains will be "a false dawn." The country will eventually turn right because, "whatever its failings, the right at least knows that America's enemies need to be fought."

4 Comments:

At 1:23 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

That sounds like cult-talk.

At least the Right knows that it's enemies need to be fought?

Please.

Yet another reiteration of the tired argument that because some on the left argued (rightly, as it turns out) that the war in Iraq should not be rushed into, that means that all people on the left are stupid and useless in war.

You'd fail symbolic logic with an argumentative string that tenuous. I should know. I had to drop the class twice before I squeaked by.

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

You, of course, meant in the universal sense.

 
At 3:49 AM, Anonymous Hattie said...

George Will is in a tough spot, as are all the Cons now. They certainly deserve what's coming to them. Oh, they're rabid with fury at Bush.
If the body count weren't so high, it would actually be funny.

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Yea, I tend to steer clear of laughter when there are bodies involved. Mostly. (exception: "Weekend At Bernies")

Where you and I differ is in thinking that people deserve any sort of comeuppence. I don't see the point, honestly. I'd much rather our extremist party cultists would decide to set their apoplectic hatred toward each other aside in recognition that they have a democratic union of people with different beliefs to govern, and that it takes both conservative AND liberal values in concert to construct a democracy.

 

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