Monday, June 05, 2006

Needed: New Narrative

This seems to be a good day for Conservatives to give advice to Liberals. Because if there is one group that has Liberalism's best interests at heart, it's Conservatives. John Leo's latest article suggests that we move away from the bizarre caricature he and his fellow Conservatives have constructed for us.

You know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about "today's blame-America, soft-on-totalitarianism left." Apparently Leo and Peter Beinhart think we should try to turn this perception around. But of course Leo is far more interested in pretending that Liberals and the Democratic Party have lived up to this phony caricature rather than studying the actual Democratic platform or the views of prominent liberals. Why let facts get in the way of a good caricature?

An optimistic reading of Conservatives rush to give Liberals advice might suggest they want to talk us into being friendly weaklings before we take back power. Not sure how that is going to work for them.

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