Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Can we stop perpetuating this myth now?

Mark Shields cites the example of Bob Casey being denied a speaking slot at the 1992 Democratic convention as evidence that the Democratic party is hostile to pro-life voters. Except that what he says never happened. Casey was denied a slot not because he was pro-life, but becaue he refused to endorse Clinton. This is an important distinction and it is intellectually dishonest not to draw it.

This isn't to say that we don't have our own 'big tent' problems, but can't people find evidence for them that is, well, true?


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