Whenever I do blogging heads I get these nice notes from liberals, often saying how “different” I am “in person” then I am in the Corner. It’s nice to hear, though I’m not completely sure what to make of it. Still, it’s nice to hear though I guess I’d like to win hearts and minds for the cause more than for my own popularity with a few liberals. Anyway, here’s one from a viewer (whose analysis I’ll ignore for the sake of comity):
While I vehemently disagree with you, and am sometimes angered by
your work(ie calling President Carter an America Basher), I must say that
you have officially taken over the conservative-I-can-tolerate-most spot,
recently vacated by George Will.
Your statement about democracy being about disagreement was dead on.
Compromise is essential, to be sure. Without it, even in its worst form,
we could not have started this nation. LBJ knew he had to compromise
in 57 to get the right sh*t done in 64. But compromise does not equal
bipartisanship. And we see that in the last five years, all spirit of
compromise has been thrown out by the ruling party. In the long
run, I am glad of this. You should not be. Bush’s re-election was
great for America, because now that America sees this current
version of conservatism in full effect, they will reject it for a long
time to come.
Hopefully, people of your ilk, the intelligent, thoughtful, reasonable
conservatives, will take hold of the GOP and be a happy, workable
minority party of the future. 😉