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Orson Scott Card smacks down his own Democratic Party:

[T]here are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. And since the Democratic Party seems hellbent on losing it -- and in the most damaging possible way -- I have no choice but to advocate that my party be kept from getting its hands on the reins of national power, until it proves itself once again to be capable of recognizing our core national interests instead of its own temporary partisan advantages.

To all intents and purposes, when the Democratic Party jettisoned Joseph Lieberman over the issue of his support of this war, they kicked me out as well. The party of Harry Truman and Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- the party I joined back in the 1970s -- is dead. Of suicide.

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I had to look him up in Wikipedia to find out who he is. A Democrat in name only.

"Although he considers himself a Democrat, Card is a vocal supporter of many aspects of George W. Bush’s leadership style, the war on terror, aspects of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, aspects of the USA PATRIOT Act, and U.S. support of Israel in general."

A war monger.

So the Right has Orson Scott Card and the Left has Perle, Frum, Cohen now.

Gee--I must have missed where Frum, Perle, Cohen, et al are voting Democrat this week. (I’ll ask them when I pass them in my office hallway on Monday.) Must be that impeccable liberal logic at work again. Either that or it is easier than I thought to get street cred with the Left.

I don’t know what the Dems will do without this guy. He, of course, can now write full time for the Rinocerous Times.

I’ll miss old Orson.

Steven, How about some material from some more typical, representative Dems, like Zell Miller? Something to really show how we are breaking apart at the seams.

Sorry about the bitter tone. I am still reeling from the loss of Orson Scott Card. The guy just embodied the Democratic Party for me. I mean, when you think "Democrat," you automatically think "Orson Scott Card." I feel like I’m sailing on a ship with no keel. Or, like I’m riding on a helicopter without wings.

Oh, Orson, Orson. How could you leave us?

The guy writes good science fiction...and I’ll take his support. This one act proves he has more brains that your typical Limocrat.

Harry Truman had a Containment Policy for the Soviets. Today’s Democrats also have Containment Policy--for America.

Fiction writers can always find a home in the Republican party.

From Kos

Remember how electing Howard Dean chair of the Democratic Party would spell the end of Democratic chances in 2006?

Remember how the netroots would spell the end of Democratic chances in 2006?

Remember how calling for an Iraq pullout would spell the end of Democratic chances in 2006?

In a couple of days, we’ll find out if those claims turned out to be true.

Hey Steven, when you’re back at the "think" tank salt mine tomorrow, wandering the AEI halls that are overflowing with great minds, could you drop by Michael Ledeen’s office and give him a nice thwack on the side of his head for me? Thanks!

Michael and I exchange cheerful greetings every morning at AEI, so consider him "thwacked." And since I am, according to one NLT troll, "The Burger King" (love the title by the way; and while we’re on that, one of my best friends said to me years ago that the epitaph on my tombstone should be, "You going to eat that burger?"), it is worth mentioning that Michael is on the board of directors of a fine steak house chain, which makes our affinity even closer.

Now where did I put that doughnut?

I think Orson made a mistake; Republicans throw guys named Card under the bus.

Despite Steve’s frequent use of Moynihan in his first volume about Reagan, Moynihan wasn’t all that. He talked a good game, but look at his votes. He might have criticized various domestic and foreign policy decisions of the Democrat party, but that usually didn’t stop him voting party line. Remember his famous line about Clinton’s impeachment, "this can all be over in 6 weeks," and he clearly implied that it was over for Clinton, game, set and match. But when the votes were counted, which way did Moynihan vote. It was another classic instance of ole Daniel P. chirping one way, voting another. That act got old for me, real quick like.

Yeah, Dan was pretty good at pointing out the truth and voting for the lie.

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