Skip to comments.Evolving Tactics (Conservatives learn to fight like liberals.)
Posted on 08/23/2005 9:18:18 AM PDT by neverdem
Conservatives learn to fight like liberals.
Quick, someone call Howard Dean. It appears the right has stolen the left's playbook and is now using tactics liberals have used for decades. Unlike Jimmy Carter's debate briefing book, which someone slipped to Ronald Reagan's staff in 1980, there are actually useful nuggets that the old Reaganites and the new Bushies can use.
It's hard to know when this began. But on a variety of fronts conservatives are using arguments and tactics heretofore under patent protection by the left, including pushing for activist judges (with four decades of liberal jurisprudence on the books, the left's best hope is judges who respect precedent above all), using federal dollars to build political constituencies, filing lawsuits, launching boycotts, and arguing for free speech and "diversity" in education. The last has drawn a surprising amount of attention lately with a debate over evolution and "intelligent design"--the hypothesis that evolution isn't random but rather the mechanism an intelligent being uses to change the universe.
President Bush pushed this debate well into the public spotlight by remarking that intelligent design should be taught in addition to random evolution. Whatever the merits of this debate, it's interesting that the "religious right" is co-opting the arguments of the left. With "diversity" a worthy goal in education, why not present students with "both sides"? That way no one is left out and everyone is included.
The question alone has to be infuriating for the left. It's nice to think that there was once a golden period in education when the pursuit of truth was paramount. But from the elementary curriculum to politics in college classrooms, education has always been determined by cultural and political movements. Many of the elite schools were themselves founded to sidestep one prevailing orthodoxy or another. So for...
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nice post. full article is interesting. hope the rancher collects his 600K. that would be the beginning of a whole new game as a fight back in the courtroom becomes a siphon on the lefts money.</p>
Not only that. We ex-liberal dims brought our fighting spirit over with us when we became republicans. We know how to fight fire with fire.
Where did you get that picture of me being beat up????
I read your title page....I had to laugh in that you refered to John McCain multiple times in your rant while you mentioned others who "p****ed you off only once.
So tell me how you really feel about John McCain! Yeah I know...he "P****es you off!
Could not agree more...nothing as passionate as a convert...
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