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"I have in my hand a list of 57 names. . ."

Byron York is out with a new piece on how liberal activists are trying to start a "civil war" on the right by circulating a list a gay Republicans. Certainly this tactic may have an effect in suppressing the social conservativ vote in the election next month, but is this really serving liberal interests in the long haul? Andrew Sullivan in puzzled. . .

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Professor Putnam’s advice at the end of the article is both puzzling and troubling. He says "What we shouldn’t do is to say that they [immigrants] should be more like us. We should construct a new us." How, and out of what exactly, are we to construct this "new us?" Isn’t the diversity problem such that once we recognize all identities none of us are recognized? Perhaps the lack of trust is a product of the fact that the new arrivals, or our easy embrace of the new arrivals, increasingly diminishes the goodness of the old us.

It would be extremely odd for the left to behave this way, but it would be right in line with Karl Rove’s behavior. I’m just sayin’.

Apparently the "left" has never heard of Log Cabin Republicans??? I think the right is already aware of "the list" in many respects...

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