Friday, September 29, 2006
Roger L. Simon interviewed Senator Joe Lieberman on a range of topics, including particularly the topic of the week, partisanship and its influence on the national discussion. Note particularly Lieberman's comments regarding the failure of the parties to meet the demands of the "market," and the length of his memory.
Ok, normally I would not have watched the video, assuming that I already know Mr. Lieberman’s opinions fairly well, but the previous comment got my curiosity up. I thought it strange that anybody would stoop that low to smear the image of a respectable Democrat politician (normally a contradiction in terms), particularly one who ran as the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate, and held his own in a debate with Vice-President Cheany. (One of the best Vice-Presidential debates ever)
So I watched the video. And Mr. Leiberman is right. Kind of. There is a lot less of pushing for a consensus since Bob Dole (R. KS) left the Senate, one of my favorite political people. And the Dems have generally wandered over into non-rational land populated with people that I would not trust with a pointed stick, let alone the defense of our country. But I disagree with his assessment on the position of the Republican party, which used to be much more oriented to Big Business and Big Defense, and now has… I hate to use the word. Grown by the actions of Reagan and Gingrich to encompass the idea of Smaller Government, Lower Taxes, Less Regulation. I don’t view that as going farther Right. I view it as becoming better.
Score: Moonbats – 0 Tigerhawk – A whole lot more.