A Movie Log

A blog formerly known as Bookishness

By Charles Matthews

Saturday, January 23, 2010

True Beltway Wisdom

Michael Bérubé's fine parody of what passes for punditry these days is almost too subtle: 
Scott Brown’s election this past Tuesday offers the Democratic Party a new hope.  A new hope for a politics of modesty in place of the politics of arrogance; a new hope for a politics of cooperation in place of the politics of demonization.  Democrats might not realize it now, but they have before them a historic opportunity to seize the day and regain the trust of the American people for at least a generation.  By turning their backs once and for all on the scorched-earth approach of the party’s liberal wing, Democrats can consolidate their legitimate gains while cutting loose their least reliable partners.  They have the ability; all they need is the will.

No comments: