American Liberalism Wakens Sleeping Conservatism

Ramesh Ponnuru & Rich Lowry have written a brilliant account of current American politics in National Review Online.  Here is but a sample:

The liberal journalist Peter Beinart noted that for decades Democratic leaders had treated the American public’s latent conservatism as a sleeping bear: The chief imperative was to avoid sudden moves that would rouse it. But the Reagan era was now over, and Democrats no longer needed to live in fear. That’s what Obama’s “yes we can” slogan meant to liberals: Yes we can move past both conservatism and Clintonian triangulation. Liberalism was living in its favored political tense: the future perfect.

The full article can be found here.

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