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Dis Interest

Byron York writes, “One interesting note: Some of the senators who won the greatest support from the netroots in the last election, like McCaskill, Tester, Klobuchar, and Webb, voted to condemn the ad.” Not interesting at all, says Chris Orr: Most of those Democrats voted to condemn the ad for the same reason that they got the netroots support in the first place, which is that they

e Democrats from purple-to-red states.

Well sure, but the netroots have generally adhered to a particular theory of how Democrats can build a strong majority, and they have been pretty harsh toward Democrats who disagree with it. And that theory does not include voting for resolutions like this one. So, yes, it is at least a little interesting.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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