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Sunday, May 21, 2006



Takes on Joe the "centrist":

Mr. Lieberman's defenders would have you believe that his increasingly unpopular positions reflect his principles. But his Bushlike inability to face reality on Iraq looks less like a stand on principle than the behavior of a narcissist who can't admit error. And the common theme in Mr. Lieberman's positions seems to be this: In each case he has taken the stand that is most likely to get him on TV.

You see, the talking-head circuit loves centrists. But a centrist, as defined inside the Beltway, doesn't mean someone whose views are actually in the center, as judged by public opinion.

Instead, a Democrat is considered centrist to the extent that he does what Mr. Lieberman does: lends his support to Republican talking points, even if those talking points don't correspond at all to what most of the public wants or believes.

But this "center" cannot hold. And that's the larger lesson of what happened Friday. Mr. Lieberman has been playing to a Washington echo chamber that is increasingly out of touch with the country's real concerns. The nation, which rallied around Mr. Bush after 9/11 simply because he was there, has moved on — and it has left Mr. Lieberman behind.


krugman is great.
My God, I was sitting here in Seattle, just jumped up and ran to computer to send you a message about one of my all time GODS, Paul Krugman. This is an amazing column !!! I love you guys, you're doing an outstanding job on this blog. Ned Lamont has been my favorite race to watch and to contribute to the cause. Friday nite was a thrill. Keep kicking his ass !!
Such a shame he's behind a subscription wall..

Full text.
I love Paul Krugman. You can tell he doesn't live in DC and does not attend coctails at Sally Quinns.

Paul Krugman is the only prominent columnist who is not afraid to go after the DC sacred cows. Bush, McCain, Lieberman.......

No wonder they hate him.
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