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Friday, November 5

The Values-Vote Myth

More on the "moral values" vote, today from The New York Times op-ed page. David Brooks discusses the "misleading result" that comes from "an inept question" in the exit polls, and there is good news in his analysis for liberals and conservatives alike. It's a rare even-handed Times op-ed piece.

But since I'm conservative, let me also highlight a little jab at liberal elites:
But the same insularity that caused many liberals to lose touch with the rest of the country now causes them to simplify, misunderstand and condescend to the people who voted for Bush. If you want to understand why Democrats keep losing elections, just listen to some coastal and university town liberals talk about how conformist and intolerant people in Red America are. It makes you wonder: why is it that people who are completely closed-minded talk endlessly about how open-minded they are?

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