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Village Idiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-05 10:58 AM
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15. There is AN IMPORTANT SHRED of truth in this opinion piece:
Edited on Mon Jun-13-05 10:58 AM by Village Idiot
"It takes, in short, what Hillary Clinton once called a vast conspiracy. The right has enjoyed one for years. Even moderate and reasonable right-wingers have enjoyed the presence of a mass of angry people even further right. This overhang of extremists makes the moderates appear more reasonable. It pulls the center of politics, where the media try to be and where compromises on particular issues end up, in a rightward direction. Listening to extreme views on your own side is soothing even if you would never express them and may not even believe them yourself."

This is what I pray that howard Dean is doing - setting himself up as a left-leaning foil for more moderate Democrats to help bring the Senate and (someday?) the government a little further back from the brink.
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  -Downing Street Memo - No Smoking Gun according Wash. Post mikelewis  Jun-13-05 10:22 AM   #0 
  - spin, spin, spin all you want  ixion   Jun-13-05 10:26 AM   #1 
  - But the TRUTH must be supported  forgethell   Jun-13-05 10:34 AM   #8 
     - Continue to look for evidence? Naaaaaah!  gratuitous   Jun-13-05 10:44 AM   #9 
     - Exactly the point.  forgethell   Jun-13-05 11:28 AM   #21 
     - yellowcake: lie; aluminium tubes usage: lie; WMD capability: lie  ixion   Jun-13-05 11:05 AM   #18 
        - I don't know, but  forgethell   Jun-13-05 11:28 AM   #22 
  - this one person's opine!! editorial from yesterday.  rodeodance   Jun-13-05 10:27 AM   #2 
  - self delete.  mountainvue   Jun-13-05 10:45 AM   #10 
  - The writer is editorial and opinion editor of the Los Angeles Times.  katinmn   Jun-13-05 10:29 AM   #3 
  - here ya go WAPO  dweller   Jun-13-05 10:29 AM   #4 
  - Fuckin media whores shure have balls of brass. Got to give 'em that.  JohnyCanuck   Jun-13-05 10:30 AM   #5 
  - It has nothing to do with the left or the right, but the truth.  harrison   Jun-13-05 10:32 AM   #6 
  - That's all besides the point. I think we've been mistaken to label it...  Brotherjohn   Jun-13-05 10:33 AM   #7 
  - Exactly right.  wiggs   Jun-13-05 10:49 AM   #13 
  - Geez, I can't take the hypocrisy!  racaulk   Jun-13-05 10:46 AM   #11 
  - The fact that the intelligence was being fixed around...  mikelewis   Jun-13-05 10:48 AM   #12 
  - Bingo: it's an INTELLIGENCE memo--changing the subject to 'intentions'  Supersedeas   Jun-13-05 12:15 PM   #24 
  - (nevermind)  TahitiNut   Jun-13-05 10:50 AM   #14 
  - There is AN IMPORTANT SHRED of truth in this opinion piece:  Village Idiot   Jun-13-05 10:58 AM   #15 
  - I wonder if he wrote this before the 67 new memos were leaked?  cindyw   Jun-13-05 11:00 AM   #16 
  - okeydokey! Let's review...  Norquist Nemesis   Jun-13-05 11:01 AM   #17 
  - I think most of you aren't quite getting Kinsley (though he CAN be more...  Brotherjohn   Jun-13-05 11:16 AM   #19 
  - Kinsley is slightly tainted by having his head up *'s ass.  Roland99   Jun-13-05 11:25 AM   #20 
  - Michael Kinsley sucks  senseandsensibility   Jun-13-05 11:44 AM   #23 
 

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