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They Don’t Know Us

Clovis_Sangrail Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 2:35 PM
OK, maybe no pith helmet. But surely these are the deepest, darkest depths of the Rightwing/Conservative jungle that we are both traipsing about in, yet here I am.

Apparently, many liberals were disappointed in the administration’s performance before the Supreme Court. They felt that the government’s lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, did not respond effectively to the challenges of some of the conservative justices.

The editor of Commentary, John Podhoretz, offered an explanation on his magazine’s blog. “American liberals,” he wrote, “know their own language, but they don’t know the language of their ideological and partisan opposite numbers. ... Conservatives speak liberal, but for liberals in the United States, conservatism might as well be Esperanto.”

I have argued this point for many years. In my book to be published...