In a piece on the parallels between the foreign policy views of GOP presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul and those of the far left, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby gets at (some of) the real differences between the GOP and the Democrats. And how Bush-hatred has prevented the Democrats from understanding what is going on in the world around us — and the threats which face us:
Paul helps illustrate what may be the most significant difference between the two major parties today: Republicans who don’t take the threat of radical Islam seriously are marginalized. Democrats who don’t do so constitute their party’s mainstream. . . .
As long as the 43d president remains in office, a significant number of Americans will be so consumed with Bush-hatred that they will be unable to acknowledge — let alone defeat — the real evil that confronts us all.
That pretty much sums it up. Now, just read the whole thing!