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Until yesterday, Senator Joseph Lieberman was the most prominent representative of the Scoop Jackson wing of the Democratic party. Today, that wing is down to its last few feathers.
The party's over for those nostalgic for the FDR-Truman-JFK-Moynihan tradition.
Meantime, John McLaughlin (Jawn! McGlocklin!) comments:
As the intellectual activists and radicals of the Democratic party left him, working class, small-town, and moderate Democrats rallied and voted with Senator Lieberman. It’s a very important lesson for Republicans who must win in blue states. The Democrat center is available. The political descendents of George McGovern are excommunicating the heirs to Scoop Jackson. As Ronald Reagan embraced anti-Communist Democrats, anti-terror Republicans should embrace Lieberman Democrats.
The Republican party of Texas' George W. Bush has an opportunity to regain the center in the state from which this president’s grandfather once served in Congress.
The leadership of the national Democratic party has abandoned the center and moved far to the left. The Republican party must seize the center once again.