So his departure should set off a round of soul-searching by Democrats as to whether they’ve strayed too far to the Left, have become ideological purists, and are losing their appeal to the great middle of the political spectrum. Right?-----
Well that was the media’s endless storyline when a host of liberal-to-moderate Republicans, especially in the northeast, lost seats or defected to the Democratic party. Then we heard the cries that the GOP was “intolerant” or becoming a “fringe” party. But consider the retirees and many of the endangered Democratic incumbents (e.g., Bayh, Blanche Lincoln, Arlen Specter, Michael Bennet, Byron Dorgan).
Stimulus Bill = No Jobs? Senator Evan Bayh in retirement announcement:
"But if I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months."-----
Meanwhile, one of the scientists at the center of the climategate fiasco has called into question other issues that the climate lobby has claimed are indisputable. Phil Jones, who stepped down as head of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit amid the climate email scandal, told the BBC that the world may well have been warmer during medieval times than it is now.-----
This raises doubts about how much our current warming is man-made as opposed to merely another of the natural climate shifts that have taken place over the centuries. Mr. Jones also told the BBC there has been no "statistically significant" warming over the past 15 years, though he considers this to be temporary.
Some animals are more equal than others? Victor Davis Hanson on The New Commandments on the Animal Farm Barn Wall:
1. Savvy Americans
always see through the fraud in the end and do the right thingare infantile and don’t know what’s good for them.
2. Democracy is
finally working againin decline and the people are ungovernable.
3. The filibuster is
a much-needed check on the Bush-Cheney steamrolling nexusevil.
. . .
6. Americans and their politicians
should listen to brave voices of dissent within the intelligence communitymust support in bipartisan fashion their government’s policies against terrorism.
. . .
8. Trying KSM in New York is
proof of the resiliency of the American systemproblematic.
9. Guantanamo Bay will be shut down
a year from the inaugurationsometime, perhaps, in the future.
10. Deficits are
proof of the reckless Bush-Cheney fiscal policiesnecessary stimuli designed to move our country in a fairer and more equitable direction.
. . .
should air health-care debates should never be allowed to air insider horse-tradingwill air bipartisan exchanges with the president.