Steve Almond’s plan for liberals
This may be the single dumbest op-ed in the NY Times this year, which would be an accomplishment, given that Friedman, Brooks, Douthat, and Bruni all write there. Apparently Steve Almond thinks that if liberals would just ignore nasty old Republicans, then we’d have an amazingly civil public discourse and Fox news would shrivel up and die. The logic goes something like this:
1.) Ignore Mean Republicans
Just ridiculous. You don’t win the debate by walking away from it our cowering from bullies and hoping for some magical civil discourse to appear. You win by punching the bullies in the mouth.