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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Two Home Run Articles

 A couple quotes from new articles by two of my favorite writers. First, EJ Dionne of the Washington Post on the major national significance of the Wisconsin events:

“Here's the key to the Wisconsin battle: For the first time in a long time, blue-collar Republicans - once known as Reagan Democrats - have been encouraged to remember what they think is wrong with conservative ideology. Working-class voters, including many Republicans, want no part of Walker's war…In 2010, working-class whites gave Republicans a 30-point lead over Democrats in House races. That's why the Wisconsin fight is so dangerous to the conservative cause: Many working-class Republicans still have warm feelings toward unions, and Walker has contrived to remind them of this…Wisconsin Democrats have shown that the only way to win arguments is to take risks on behalf of what you believe. Are Washington Democrats prepared to learn this lesson?”

Second, from the always thoughtful LaVonne Neff:

“Wouldn't it be lovely if we could combine conviction with passionate intensity - and still talk peaceably with one another!”

1 comment:

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/opinion/21krugman.html
    Have you read - Paul Krugman
    'Wisconson Power Play' from 2/20/11?