The Real Face Of Today’s Democratic Party
Deacon from Power Line makes a great point about today’s Democratic Party:
“Things seem a bit curious these days over at the Democratic party. Hillary Clinton is re-positioning herself towards the center to the general acclaim of her party. Meanwhile, though, the party’s dominant left-wing attacks Joe Lieberman, the Democrat who most prominently occupies the ground toward which Hillary purports to be moving. This despite the fact that Lieberman remains a fairly reliable liberal voter (yesterday, for example, he voted against new oil exploration in Alaska). It now looks like Lieberman may well face a challenge in the 2006 Democratic primary. Perhaps the Democrats think Hillary will look more like a centrist if the true party centrists are purged.”
So why is Joe Lieberman despised by so many liberal Democrats when Hillary Clinton — who has been trying to appear to be almost as moderate as Joe of late — is well-liked by those same people? For that matter, why do many of the same libs who hate Joe Lieberman, love Mr. “life begins at conception,” the shotgun wavin’, religion talkin’, Senator from Massachusetts — John Kerry?
Here’s the little secret that they’re desperate to keep from the American people: When liberals like Hillary and John Kerry pretend to be moderate, it’s simply so that they can scam the voters. They understand that an openly liberal candidate cannot win the presidency and so they have to hide their ideology.
The base understands that as well and they know that the Halloween mask would come off if someone like Hillary or Kerry were elected and they’d start acting like liberals again. Phony moderates, the base accepts because of political necessity, but real moderates they detest. Remember that in 2008…