Let's Be Reasonable
...and vote for 'the entire campaign platform of the national Democratic party.'
11:55 AM, Nov 1, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
Adding to Michael Warren's findings from the "Million Moderate March" is Robert McCartney's column from this past weekend's Washington Post. Even McCartney, who admits he agrees with the concerns of many of the attendees, knows the event was not simply a call for sanity, reason, and moderation:
McCartney points out this contradiction of the liberal mentality: "[Jon Stewart] says he just wants everybody to be reasonable. But his fans, at least, also want one side to win. And winning in politics usually involves being self-righteous and pushy—traits that don't encourage a civil response from the other side." He points to some of the left-leaning posters: "Only amnesiacs vote Republican," "A little socialism is good for your health" (with a Canadian flag), "We have nothing to fear but Fox itself," "America, it's worth it: Stop whining and pay your taxes."
And similar to Stewart's interview with President Obama, the complaints from these reasonable rallygoers, notes McCartney, were that the president and the Democrats did not go far enough and were not aggressive enough to push through their moderate agenda. Which makes you wonder what they'll do after tomorrow.