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New Republic vs. the Left

Today, Jonathan Chait of The New Republic offers, in so many words, the same critique of the Lefty blogosphere that I offered in a column here a couple of weeks ago. Chait’s best line is his description of the Lefties’ outlook: “It’s a paranoid, Manichean worldview brimming with humorless rage.” Hear, hear!! Meanwhile, in an earlier column about why the crazy Left is wrongheaded for trying to beat Connecticut’s U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a primary, he offers this other terrific passage: “In the end, though, I can’t quite root for Lieberman to lose his primary. What’s holding me back is that the anti-Lieberman campaign has come to stand for much more than Lieberman’s sins. It’s a test of strength for the new breed of left-wing activists who are flexing their muscles within the party. These are exactly the sorts of fanatics who tore the party apart in the late 1960s and early ’70s. They think in simple slogans and refuse to tolerate any ideological dissent.” Again, hear, hear! HEAR, HEAR!!!!

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