Carol Platt Liebau: The Democrat Fissures

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Democrat Fissures

As I pointed out yesterday, there's a lot more pressure for ideological conformity in the Democrat Party than in the Republican one.

One more example is here, detailing how -- and the Progressive Democrat caucus in the House -- are calling for the defeat of anyone deemed insufficiently anti-war. The forces on the left have already triumphed within the party when it comes to issues of abortion and race; dissent on life and affirmative action is simply not tolerated.

Remarkably, some Democrats are even saying that it's worth it even if their zeal results in the party losing the House next year. Let's hope the Republicans don't make the same mistake, and choose total ideological purity over gaining a majority that can help secure our national security and prevent the liberal excesses of a Democrat Congress and/or President.


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