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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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