Saturday, October 29, 2005

JOHN LEO: "the Deaniacs are today's McGovernites"

John Leo of USNEWS has a great column recapping and analyzing Beinart's critique of the "new New Left's" resurgence within the Democratic party. IT'S A MUST READ. here's an excerpt:
In a lecture at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Peter Beinart said the mostly young Internet activists are clearly taking over the party. If so, this would be the first ray of sunshine for conservatives and Republicans in almost a year - [my emphasis! reliapundit]. The McGovern movement severely damaged the party, pushing it toward four presidential defeats in five tries, until Bill Clinton won by dragging the party back to the center in 1992. If the Internet people had prevailed in 2004, Howard Dean would have won the nomination and then been buried in an enormous landslide, just like George McGovern.
I can only add this: if the current crop of Dems ever got control of the Congress or the White House, I am sure they'd do to the Afghanis and the Iraqis and the Lebanese (and soon the Syrians!) what they did to the South Vietnamese and the Contras: abandon them to tyranny. ANYHOW: use the link and RTWT!

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