Friday, February 18, 2011

Yuval Levin on Washington and Wisconsin

The great Yuval Levin, writing at "The Corner" on what the events of this week in Washington and Wisconsin (and Ohio, Idaho, etc) are teaching us: This is a great moment in American poloitical history.

"Too often, there is not much of a difference between the parties, and people inclined to care about policy are driven to call a pox on both their houses. But as this remarkable week has shown, this is not one of those times. The Democrats are shaming themselves on the premise that American voters can’t handle the truth and that there is political advantage in appealing to the country’s worst instincts. Republicans, whether by choice or by default, are taking up the challenge of telling voters the truth about our problems and persuading them that effective, responsible, and gradual solutions are possible — without taking benefits from current seniors and without abandoning our obligation to fellow citizens in need. There have not been many opportunities for conservatives to be proud of being Republicans in recent years, but this week has certainly been one."

Read the whole thing.

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