Tuesday, January 17, 2006


ADD: Alito's Dem Danger

My pal and occasional cross-ideological partner-in-crime, Dan Gerstein, gets premium space today on The Wall Street Journal's op-ed section (it's not really an op-ed "page," because the opinion stuff is on the same page as the editorials, which is completely different from just about any other newspaper).

Dan writes about the problem the Alito hearings revealed of Democrats matching the energy of their left-base with the realities of the current mainstream political environment:

[T]hat's the heart of the problem with our party and its angry activist base. It's not so much that we're living in a parallel universe, but that we have dueling conceptions of what's mainstream, especially on abortion and other values-based issues, and our side is losing. We think that if we simply call someone conservative, anti-choice and anti-civil rights, that's enough to scare people to our side. But that tired dogma won't hunt in today's electorate, which is far more independent-thinking and complex in its views on values than our side presumes.
The full text can be found right here.

Quick note to Dan: The headline of the post on your blog, "DT in the Wall Street Journal", makes it sound like you've got a drinking problem. DTs? Guess that's the answer to the question, "What's shaking, baby?"

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