Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 10, 2003

by J

Overture from the DLC

It's pretty clear that this piece is a tentative overture to people supporting Howard Dean from the DLC. Maybe some of the messages that people have been sending got through to them, or maybe they've been reading comments in the Dean weblog. But, it's pretty tentative and still a bit patronizing. Nonetheless, it's something. They do make the alarming statement that Bush was right to use force in Iraq. Given that Bush's own justification is turning out to be a pack of lies, I'm curious what the DLC's justification is. Anyway...
Like our friends on the Left, we, too, are passionate about politics, and upset about the direction George W. Bush is taking the country (by our count, we published 260 pieces criticizing the Bush Administration since January of 2001), and certain that the progressive political tradition, modernized to meet current conditions, offers an alternative vision that can bring back the positive trends of the 1990s.
I still want a clear concise definition of "Left" or "liberal" that isn't simply adopting what the radical right wants its followers to believe is icky-icky-"liberal."
Posted by J at July 10, 2003 03:29 PM

I'd say the Left they're talking to sounds like the Kucinich-supporting population, not the [much larger] Dean crowd. They continue to misinterpret what's right in front of them.

Posted by: V at July 10, 2003 06:38 PM

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