Tuesday, July 25, 2006

How far left has the Left moved?

The war between Hezbollah and Israel has been very useful in highlighting how far left the Democratic party has moved. Blogs like The Daily Kos have but forth some repulsive and downright anti-semitic writing. And the comments of these blogs are even worse. Being anti-Israel is part of being a university intellectual and/or a hard core liberal. Despite this Jewish people vote overwhelmingly democratic, they also contribute substantial fundage to democratic campaigns all around the country.

So now this could become a big problem for the Democrats. As the Kossacks become more and more influential their extreme views and opinions will become more and more visibly associated with the Democrats. Howard Dean, Mark Warner, and Ted Kennedy have all courted the extreme liberal "netroots" vote. Mark Warner even appeared at their yearly meet-and-whine in Las Vegas.

This is bad for the Democrats. Everyone knows that Israel has every right to turn Lebanon in to a trash heap. Everyone except the kook left who agrees with the lunatic leader of Iran that Israel should be wiped out. This does not win votes outside of San Francisco.

Dean Barnett has similar thoughts in the Daily Standard today:
But a glance through the Daily Kos diaries reveals that not all Americans are united on such matters as whether it is "for the United States to dictate to Israel how it defends itself." Indeed, not even all Americans are united on whether or not Israel is a "terrorist state." Some Americans believe that Israel should not exist. And these are the Americans that Lamont and other Democrats have so eagerly embraced.
The fact is that Democrats are open and willing to embrace the moral-reletivism that lets them see Israel's bombing of Hezbollah as equal to Hezbollah launching rockets in to Haifa. And the drive-by media is all too eager to help promote this equivilancy.

And that's the test really. Are we willing to call evil by it's name? Are we willing to stand up for the idea that there is a right position and wrong position? Are we willing to fight for what we know is right? Or are we going to sit back and say "well that's just my opinion".

Dennis Prager thinks (and I agree) that the Left, the people the Democratic party are embracing, have failed this test consistently and the Democratic party will have to account for this before too long:
Amos Oz and James Carroll are men of the Left who have been tested and
passed the most clarifying moral litmus test of our time -- Israel's
fight for existence against the primitives, fanatics and sadists in
Hezbollah and Hamas and elsewhere in the Arab/Muslim world who wish to
destroy it. Anyone on the Left who cannot see this is either bad, a
useful idiot for Islamic terrorists, anti-Semitic or all three. There
is no other explanation for morally condemning Israel's war on