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Thursday, October 13, 2005
The Third Way - The Path Back for Democrats
Become Republican "Light" ?
Not a "Deaniac" or adherent of "take no prisoners" policy, but the thought that Democrats can return to power only by adopting strategies that brought success to Republicans makes me feel like throwing up. David Broder in the Post wrote about the "Politics of Polarization", a study produced by, Elaine Karmack and Bill Galston, two former staff members of the Clinton White House. The 64-page report is full "polling data and political advice". The path recommended is the political center. So far so good. Then comes the argument for "moral values" and that raises a red flag. There is so much hypocrisy about what the Republicans and conservative Christians say and what they practice that one should think twice before taking that tack. It is a slippery slope.