Whose Party Is It Anyway?
Excerpts from Digby’s Hullabaloo:
However, there are plenty of liberal hawks like Joe Biden, for instance, who also seem to be backed into a corner because they think that they will lose credibility with…who, exactly? Fred Hiatt? Tim Russert? Because they sure as hell won’t lose credibility with the base of the Democratic party — they’d be heroes. See, to us, admitting you were wrong about Iraq means that you gain credibility, not lose it. Indeed, the reality based community tends to believe that it’s important to admit when you were wrong. It’s all part of that whole godless scientific method, empirical data, age of reason, enlightenment lah-de-dah we hold so dear.
Which brings me to Rick Perlstein’s guest post on Political Animal the other night…I think that Perlstein’s quite correct when he asks:</b>
Here’s a riddle: what is a swing voter? More and more, it is an American who thinks like a Democrat but refuses to identify as one.