Friday, October 27, 2006

Camille Paglia

I usualy avoid Salon like I would any bad area :) But I foolishly followed a Drudge link without looking to see where it would go and I arrived there :(

I'm glad I did. Camille seems to be what the Democratic party needs to hear more of. Granted she has her hang-ups like any good lefty does (mainly the war in Iraq and W not be articulate enough), but she says quite afew things that the left really needs to hear to become a great party once again.

Politics in America is always better with two strong parties. Hopefully the right will turn back around to where they were a few years ago, but until the left decides to live in this world instead of complaining about it, there won't be an opposition that will make the right straighten up. It's beyond scary to think of people that would vote for the present-day Democratic agenda just because they are upset with the current Republican leadership. If the horse you have isn't running fast enough, you don't buy a mule to replace it.
What has been your reaction to the huge uproar over Rep. Mark Foley, which was on the front pages of newspapers in Europe as well as the U.S. for two straight weeks?

Foley is obviously a moral degenerate, and the Republican House leadership has come across as pathetically bumbling and ineffectual. But the idea that this is some sort of major scandal in the history of American politics is ludicrous. This was a story that needed to be told for, you know, like two days.

Mark Foley was never on the radar of anyone outside the small circle of news junkies. So his fall and banishment from Washington were nothing but a drip in the torrential flood of current geopolitical problems. The way the Democratic leadership was in clear collusion with the major media to push this story in the month before the midterm election seems to me to have been a big fat gift to Ann Coulter and the other conservative commentators who say the mainstream media are simply the lapdogs of the Democrats. Every time I turned on the news it was "Foley, Foley, Foley!" -- and in suspiciously similar language and repetitive talking points.

Salon interview with Camille Paglia
I would encourage everyone to read the whole thing (scim the lefty parts if you must) and see what trouble we the right could be in if this opinion takes hold. Of course if the left were to become (most of) this woman's vision, the right would either have to strengthen up or become the moonbats of tomorrow.

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