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Oh, and betcha didn’t know that the Washington Post’s David Broder is really a closet conservative? Well, apparently he is.
At no point did any left-wing activist in the audience seriously dispute any of this. (Except maybe for the woman behind me who took strong exception to Alterman’s stray comment that Bush wasn’t a moron.)
Instead, they lapped it up. After all, is there any other way to explain how conservatives could ever win when 70% of the people (Alterman’s figure) agree with the left?
During the Q&A, the audience asked if there was anything they could do to break the right’s stranglehold on politics. Alterman wasn’t very optimistic. The right doesn’t fight fair, while the left almost always does, so it’ll always be at a disadvantage, he explained.
As it happens, this talk occurred on the very same day that Senate Democrats — under pressure from left-wing groups — sank Miguel Estrada’s judicial nomination because the ABA endorsed lawyer was “too extreme.”
Now, what was that about useful myths?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?