Glenn is STILL trying to have his cake and eat it too on the whole debate over whether the Schindler supporters are right-wing wackos who will destroy the center-right GOP coalition.More proof today; Glenn wrote:
"Hugh's right that it's hard to ascribe the Congressional legislation to "theocrats" when it was supported by Tom Harkin (and Ralph Nader!). There's much more going on than that; this is a matter on which all sorts of people, of all sorts of persuasions, can be found on both sides. On the other hand, here's some advice, very similar to advice I gave to the antiwar movement: If you don't want to be confused with a movement led by theocrats, don't let actual theocrats be seen as your spokesmen. It may be impossible to shut Randall Terry up -- though if I were Karl Rove, I would have tried really hard -- but he needs to be loudly and regularly denounced as a nut.
You see how artful and smooth Glenn's tricky rhetoric is?! At first he seems to side with Hugh Hewitt (who criticizes Jeff Jarvis and Sullivan et al for claiming the the right-to-lifers are wacko theocrats who'll destroy the GOP), but then Glenn takes it away by saying that since Randall Terry is a spokesman for the Schindler cause that therefore the cause must be wacky after all. He's trying to have it both ways.
I think it is either disengenuous and amoral for Glenn to attempt to appear to be above it all when in fact THE BOTTOM-LINE IS that Glenn supports what the courts have decided (only because the courts have decided it) and agrees with the attacks agaionst the Schindler supporters (because of some of their spokesmen).
Most people may buy it - or excuse it, but not me; I know bullshit when I smell it, and Glenn Reynolds stinks on the Schiavo Case.