Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Best Politics in the Land

"What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I'll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. . . . So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, 'liberal,' as if it's something dirty, something to be ashamed of, something to run away from, it won't work, because I will pick it up, and I will wear that label as a badge of honor."

Any guesses as to the author? Not Michael Moore. Not even Howard Dean. No, it's from The West Wing. Even in the post-Aaron Sorkin era, they can come up with rhetoric that heroic but the best the DNC can run against that Texas hick is, "We need to fight a smarter, better war."


  1. those west wing folk gave a pretty good interview yesterday on Air America, the lefty radio station, which also has a well articulated liberal point of view (so welcome in the middle of the country)

  2. Wow. One link from Shandy and in comes the first traffic in days...

    We can imagine liberals are few and far between in Texas. Even in the DC-area, the conservatives are so belligerent and loud that half the time you wouldn't there is anyone else to talk to.