Saturday, February 09, 2008

"These Really Are Different Parties"

Jonah Goldberg's recent article about the differences between the Republicans and Democrats contains this interesting insight:

"The Republican party is a mess, absolutely. Conservatives are sorting out what they believe, what heresies they can tolerate and on which principles they will not bend. At times this argument is loud, ugly and unfortunate. But you know what? At least it’s an argument about something. On the Democratic side, if you strip away the crass appeals to identity politics, the emotional pandering and the helium-infused rhetoric, you’re pretty much left with a campaign about nothing."

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