Friday, October 27, 2006

Another meaningless phrase

The Democrats are using The Common Good as a slogan.
Senate hopeful Bobby Casey Jr. repeated the phrase 29 times in a talk at The Catholic University of America. Other Dems are using it just as frequently, attempting to appeal to "values voters" and evangelicals.

And just what is the "common good"? Specifics are about as murky as Bush's compassionate conservatism was in 2000 -- which now is known to be a blank credit card slip for reckless spending and entitlements.

According to John Halpin, a senior fellow at the ultraliberal Center for American Progress, the "common good" is "sort of a shared sacrifice, a return to the ethic of service and duty." Actually, it's not that altruistic. In a word, it's more socialism than anything.
That ought to galvanaize the voters! It sure beats the Republicans' "Misery for everybody!"

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