Sunday, November 07, 2004

Around the Corner

John J. Miller has two good posts on the Corner this morning.

First, this one linking to this Kate O'Beirne article in the Washington Post on why Republicans were so successful this year. After Wednesday, when I heard Nancy Pelosi whining about how Republicans used "wedge issues" to win the election instead of talking about jobs, the economy and national security, and then implying that the Democrats will win the next time around after "educating" the American people, I find this O'Beirne sentence to be highly appropriate:
Republicans find themselves on the majority's side of the cultural divide because they don't display the Democrats' condescension and hostility to the moral sentiments and concerns of most Americans.

And really...does anyone really believe that the Republicans didn't talk about national security??? Come on, Nancy!

Finally, John J. Miller's other post this morning:
The Boston Globe has asked five Democrats to explain what's next for the party. As with so many of these symposia, my favorite entry is the one that gives the worst advice. In this case, it's from Rick Perlstein, a Village Voice writer. He believes Democrats should declare war on Wal-Mart: "When heartland Americans are asked what they think is going wrong with America, 'Wal-Mart' is one of the first words out of their mouths." Why? Because there aren't enough of them? Because they wish the aisles were cleaned up a little better? No, because Wal-Mart is a corporate predator that breaks anti-discrimination laws and destroy jobs. Hillary Clinton, Perlstein reminds us, "is a former member of the board of directors of Wal-Mart. She should not be able to get within spitting distance of a Democratic presidential nomination until she explains, if not apologizes for, her service on it."

Yes, I definately think that a store that sold me a gallon of milk yesterday for $1.88 is going to bring down the free world.