Thursday, December 15, 2005

Simon Sez...

The always-interesting Roger Simon has an interesting observation this morning on the apparently massively successful Iraqi parliamentary election, just coming to a close this morning:
BIG LOSERS of the day so far: Howard Dean, Jack Murtha, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the rest of the reactionary, fuddy-duddy leadership of the Democratic Party. (To call them "liberals" is absured because they have no ideology whatsoever.) How will they spin this? Of course the second big loser is the Mainstream Media - again without ideology, really.
Read the rest here.

Simon's comments on ideology are interesting. It's a novel viewpoint from our perspective. These folks actually don't even deserve to be called liberals, a once respected term back when it actually meant something and referred to patriotic Democrats like Scoop Jackson who loved America and supported our military. But Wonker thinks it's a bit wrong to posit that the folks cited above have no ideology at all. At their very core, consciously or unconsciously, dwells a pernicious kernel of collectivism that's completely at odds with the American Way.

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