>> 31 Mar 2004


I enjoyed these quotes today about the modern liberal.

"Liberal (n.) a man with his mind open at both ends." -Colin Bowles

"We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us." --Lionel Trilling "The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity." --Jean Paul Sartre

Plus this line from Mark Goldblatt;

"The archetypal liberal is the guy who, every morning, drops a dollar in the lap of the homeless man camped out in front of his apartment building and who, every evening, blames conservatives for the fact that there's a homeless man camped out in front of his apartment building. In other words, liberals don't think things through; they opt for gestures, knee-jerk reactions that feel good, without the slightest consideration of long-term consequences."

Read this for an inciteful application of this thinking to the Dem's howls for Condi Rice to testify before the 9/11 commission.


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