Archive for December 31st, 2003

The War On Civility

Circular firing squad threatens to derail anti-Bush momentum

One of the first articles I wrote for Democracy Means You was a hopeful look at the progressive renaissance. I still believe that we have much to look forward to, but our chances in ’04 seem to be diminishing. I refer not to the capture of Saddam Hussein — he’ll likely be long forgotten come November — but to the vicious infighting among the Democratic candidates. While a healthy, clean fight in the primary is good in the long run, the Democrats are long past healthy or clean. When Rove’s strategy for the general election is to recycle attacks from the primaries, things have gotten out of hand:
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