Billionaires For Bush..

Lucas Gonze lgonze at
Wed Jan 7 10:42:21 PST 2004

On Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, at 12:57 America/New_York, Gordon Mohr wrote:
> Criticism of the "Bush==Nazi" rhetoric is not censorship, it's
> accurate feedback about what levels of hyperbole will and won't
> fly. You, MoveOn, and others can ignore this feedback at your
> own risk. Don't worry, though: the penalty for misjudging the
> debate isn't legal persecution, just electoral defeat.

The penalty for misjudging the debate isn't electoral defeat, it's bad 
government.  The horse race is secondary.  You're viewing the campaign 
through the lens of 80s-90s Democratic politics.

That party is on its way to being defunct, and good riddance.  What's 
up next?  How do we get there?  I don't know another way than to say 
out loud what I see in front of my eyes: a crisis of bad government.  
That's what we're up against.

On the horse race angle, the ground has clearly shifted.  Democratic 
voters are hot to punish Ken dolls like Kerry and Gephardt.  Whether to 
punish them is not in question anymore.  As far as the effectiveness of 
hot rhetoric like Bush==Nazi, the voters let it pass when it comes from 
the right and they'll let it pass when it comes from the left.

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