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August 10, 2005

Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Calling Dr. Aristotle Edition)

We have a logic emergency here! Charging RINO quotes Morton Kondracke in Roll Call

Charging RINO: Kondracke: Centrists Must Organize: Kondracke goes on to lament the lack of a viable moderate structure within the Republican Party which could call out the GOP's leadership from going off on wild right-wing goose chases like limiting funding for stem cell research, banning emergency contraception, pushing for the teaching of "intelligent design," and limiting the rights of homosexuals to be united through civil unions.

"There's no question that the Democratic Party is just as much captive of the left as the GOP is of the right," Kondracke notes, correctly. "But the Democratic Party has an influential moderate wing, led by the Democratic Leadership Council, with which a number of 2008 presidential candidates are affiliated, including frontrunning Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.)."

Let's watch that again in slow motion.

Kondracke says that the Democratic and Republican Parties are equally polarized ideologically:

"There's no question that the Democratic Party is just as much captive of the left as the GOP is of the right."

And Kondracke says that they are not equally polarized ideologically:

"The Democratic Party has an influential moderate wing, led by the Democratic Leadership Council, with which a number of 2008 presidential candidates are affiliated, including frontrunning Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.)."

To the Aristotle phone, now!

Posted by DeLong at August 10, 2005 04:54 PM