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Stuck on Stupid

By on 1.23.06 | 7:38AM

For those of you fortunate enough to have missed Meet the Press yesterday, Paul Begala and James Carville were there to flack their new book on how to revive the Dems. But their prescription cannot survive their own mindset.

Carville insisted that the Dems' problem is not that they're too liberal, but that they were ineffective in getting their message out in way people can understand. Begala, of course, agreed. What these guys are wilfully ignorant of is the fact that the American people understand them all too well. Unreconstructed McGovernite liberalism don't sell, especially in time of war. You can shout it from the rooftops, but they won't believe you. Which bodes well for '08.

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