When Democrats Confuse Statism with Community

American Spectator senior editor Quin Hillyer has called Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne a once "thoughtful" political commentator who has nevertheless devolved into "the realm of a flagrantly dishonest left-wing hit man." Moving from "thoughtful" columnist into what Hillyer later calls a "dishonest hack" is quite a transition.  Defending the Obama Administration however can come with a pretty high price these days. Take, for example, Dionne's recent essay "Conservatives used to care about community. What happened?"  Dionne tries to show that Mitt Romney is caving in to a diseased form of modern "conservatism" that has rejected not only its philosophical "communal roots" but is abandoning its long belief in a "robust role for a government that served the common good."  Sound fishy? Dionne adds that "today's conservatism is about low taxes, fewer regulations, less government - and little else."  What's worse, according to Dionne, is that the post-Bush era...(Read Full Article)