September 4, 2004

THE LEFT'S FINAL STAND:

Lies, Damned Lies, and Convention Speeches: Setting Kerry's record right—again (Fred Kaplan, Sept. 2, 2004, Slate)

Half-truths and embellishments are one thing; they're common at political conventions, vital flourishes for a theatrical air. Lies are another thing, and last night's Republican convention was soaked in them.

In the case of Sen. Zell Miller's keynote address, "lies" might be too strong a word. Clearly not a bright man...


And so liberalism, the dominant political philosophy of this country for seventy years is reduced to just one argument: "You're stupid!"

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 4, 2004 8:44 AM
Comments

Twenty-four years ago, they really didn't have much more against Reagan, except the meme there was "You're stupid and you're going to blow up the world." Until Iran gets the bomb, they can't try the latter part with Bush.

Posted by: John at September 4, 2004 9:41 AM

Consider. In 1981 Democrat fixer Clark Clifford called Reagan "an amiable dunce."

A decade later Clifford was deeply implicated in the BCCI scandal. Meanwhile, the "dunce" had won the Cold War.

Posted by: George at September 4, 2004 11:28 AM
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