Know their enemy

Clarice Feldman
You can judge a man (or a political movement) by his enemies. Tom Maguire notes an interesting thing about the left:
Let me see if I understand this - John Edwards and the Krugman Democrats want to negotiate with the Iranians and North Koreans but not the drug companies or health insurers.

Well, as long as we are clear who the bad guys are.
Commenter Steveaz explains the thinking:

I'm seeing a pattern here.

If a threat is real and deadly, the Democrats want to talk to it, not "fight" it.

But if a threat is illusory, mundane, and invisible, then the Democrats want to "fight" it.

Of course, their idea of a fight is to convene a commission. But just like their "war" on poverty, the Dem's "fights" against "Big Pharma" and "Big Oil" are only attempts to gain votes.

Maybe it's better that the Democrats won't "fight" Iranian nukes and global Islamofascism. If they did, we'd have to sit thru CNN's "analysis" of a zillion politicized commission-reports, And a Valerie Plame, a Gorelick, or a Downing Street Memo can always get slipped into these committees to ensure the "punches" fall on the Left's favorite villains: Americans and Republicans.
No wonder why when Dems are in charge our enemies steal our lunch money.
You can judge a man (or a political movement) by his enemies. Tom Maguire notes an interesting thing about the left:
Let me see if I understand this - John Edwards and the Krugman Democrats want to negotiate with the Iranians and North Koreans but not the drug companies or health insurers.

Well, as long as we are clear who the bad guys are.
Commenter Steveaz explains the thinking:

I'm seeing a pattern here.

If a threat is real and deadly, the Democrats want to talk to it, not "fight" it.

But if a threat is illusory, mundane, and invisible, then the Democrats want to "fight" it.

Of course, their idea of a fight is to convene a commission. But just like their "war" on poverty, the Dem's "fights" against "Big Pharma" and "Big Oil" are only attempts to gain votes.

Maybe it's better that the Democrats won't "fight" Iranian nukes and global Islamofascism. If they did, we'd have to sit thru CNN's "analysis" of a zillion politicized commission-reports, And a Valerie Plame, a Gorelick, or a Downing Street Memo can always get slipped into these committees to ensure the "punches" fall on the Left's favorite villains: Americans and Republicans.
No wonder why when Dems are in charge our enemies steal our lunch money.