Thursday, February 08, 2007

Loyalty Test

[posted by Callimachus]

Unintended consequence #74 of the Edwards-bloggers teapot tempest: More proof that there is no "left" and "right" in politics, only "politics."

Listen to the "left" at this moment, in this situation:

[O]ne of the most important qualities of a leader is loyalty. if edwards can’t stand up and defend his choices, he not only will lose the respect of people like me, but he’ll prove that he lacks vision.


[H]ow many times will we see democrats fail to understand the simplest of lessons? people like strong, loyal, stick-to-your-guns kinds of leaders. kerry couldn’t have come off more like a wimpy elitist if he tried. learn from that, jonny! voters like leaders who aren’t afraid to fight back, to stand up for what they believe in, who even … gasp … act like they don’t care about focus groups and polls. the democrat who gives this a try will be the one to enjoy real power.

Not that it's wrong. Not that it's right. But substitute "Bush" for Edwards there, and it sounds awful familiar.

"Except that ... except that ..." What?

[Hat tip: Skippy]

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