Over at the Daily Kos, the reaction tothe memorial has been, well, predictable. This is why Democrats and Republicans and Libertarians all fight- give us all the same damned thing, and we see something different. I will not budge that the ‘memorial was a nakedly craven political act orchestrated by Daschle and the DNC. Period.
When I was reading Kos’s write-up, I saw this money quote:
I shed more than a few tears tonight watching the memorial. It’s not often that liberals get to proudly wear their stripes in public. As Sen. Harkin spoke of helping those who can’t help themselves, the poor, the workers, the handicap — my wife turned to me and said “how can anybody be against those ideals?” It’s beyond me.
Therein lies the problem. NOBODY IS AGAINST HELPING THE POOR, THE WORKERS, OR THE HANDICAPPED. That is just an argument you have convinced yourself of, guys- that you and only you, and people to the left of you politically, of course, are the only people who care about the poor, the downtrodden, etc.
Telling, though. Wellstone’s memorial, and it’s all about Harkin. Snicker.