May 24, 2004

In a nutshell

Just finished reading Jonah Goldberg's latest column and one sentence in particular struck me:

Republicans have their coalitions, too. But the party tends to be ideational. Conservatives say, "If you agree with us on, say, seven issues out of ten, you should vote with us."

Liberals say, "We'll fight for your cause — abortion, affirmative action, whatever — if you fight for ours." The Democrats' problem becomes even more acute because — thanks to its successes and failures — it has no unifying ideas or goals other than holding political power. What unites Democrats today other than defenestrating Bush?

Posted by Physics Geek at May 24, 2004 01:56 PM StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

He gets bonus cool points for using "defenestrating" correctly in a sentence :-)

Posted by: Harvey at May 24, 2004 06:38 PM

I was even more impressed when he used the phrase "immanentizing your eschaton" properly.

Posted by: physics geek at May 24, 2004 10:06 PM