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Lack of principle is once again a big winner for Democrats.
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Democrats have no sense of fear of being called hypocrites, even on a political issue as center-stage and divisive as gay rights. When it’s about party loyalty rather than principle – which is what it’s always about with Democrats – all is apparently forgiven. Thus, the same gay rights organization that persistently gave Hagel failing grades on their issues went – in just 24 hours – from calling Hagel’s anti-gay comments “unacceptable” to falling into line.
Democrats are also unconcerned with Senate hypocrisy regarding Hagel’s financial disclosures, particularly as they relate to income he may have earned, albeit indirectly, from foreign governments.
Would the “mainstream” media, such as the New York Times or the ever-further-left-leaning Denver Post (both of which have endorsed Hagel’s confirmation), tolerate (and participate in) such barefaced hypocrisy if the person in question were a nominee of President Bush or of some future Republican president?
You know the answer, and Democrats know the answer when they look in the mirror. But the beauty of never claiming to have principles is never having to be called a hypocrite, at least not by fellow liberals.
My view of the Hagel nomination is that he is, at best, barely qualified, but that elections have consequences and the Founders did not intend the “advice and consent” function of the Senate to do much more than exclude those nominated out of nepotism or corruption. Therefore, I believe Mr. Hagel should be confirmed even while I also believe he is, as Dick Cheney put it, “second rate.” My emphasis is not so much the (de)merits of Mr. Hagel as the truly remarkable hypocrisy of Democrats throughout this discussion.
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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?
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