Friday, January 15, 2010


Peggy Noonan today on the Brown-Coakley race:

...the most obnoxious intrusion must have been the fund-raising letter this week from New York's Sen. Charles Schumer, who tried to rouse the troops by calling Mr. Brown a "far-right teabagger." Does that kind of thing even work anymore? Doesn't name calling put off anyone not already predisposed to agree with it?

Yeah! Look at the tea party movement -- it's the biggest thing in politics right now, it's helping drive the Brown surge ... and isn't it accomplishing all this by making a strenuous, painstaking effort to avoiding even the appearance of stooping to insults and name-calling?

Whoops, guess not.

But I guess I forgot: Our misdemeanors are felonies. Their felonies are aberrations. Or, in other words, IOKIYAR.

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