With leading Republicans facing the slammer and Bush in a tailspin,
fate has given liberals a huge opportunity. Americans already
share our values--we need a new language to help connect peoples'
deepest needs to the liberal vision.
As the Bush Administration's incompetence turns Iraq into a terrorist
training camp, Americans should look to FDR, who waged war for
unavoidable threats, not ideology, while still fostering good will
among US allies.
New Orleans was not an unpredictable disaster--it was
a model for the incompetence of the Bush Administration. And when the
next disaster comes, we will all be under water.
The most remarkable aspect of the media's treatment of the hurricane coverage
was the return of the poor, in coverage that was neither condescending nor condemnatory.
The so-called liberal New York Times bashed Bill Clinton every chance it got, and whitewashes Ed Meese. Go figure.
Even so-called liberal publications frequently tilt rightward.
The media passed along without prejudice Karl Rove's
deliberate distortions of Richard Durbin's words.