Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Understanding your Enemy

It's a hard thing to do, and Ben Shapiro doesn't quite pull it off in his latest article on the Democratic Presidential debates. He does get points for noting that Senator Clinton really isn't the choice of the Democratic Base. But he loses points for positing that Senator Edwards is that choice.
Edwards' supporters are the true blue, the loyal foundation. They are the disappointed Deaniacs and Ned Lamont backers. They are the "Bush Lied, Kids Died" contingent, the "No War For Oil" crowd. They are the Michael Moore followers, the Al Gore worshippers. They are the vapid but solid core of a radical party -- a party that has risen to power by obfuscating its radicalism and opening its arms to Americans disaffected with President Bush.

Edwards supporters offer no real answers; they offer fortune cookie proverbs and unremitting vitriol.
I always like the no real answers complaint - it works for virtually anything. I mean even if they protest and say "But wait, I do have programs and policies" you can deride those as not real answers. Just respond to whatever they say with "Yeah that's a real answer. Not!"

Anyway for those who don't know, Dennis Kucinich is probably closer to the choice of the Democratic Base, not John Edwards.

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