Oh, Sarah. I hope you and I have a long life with many disagreements!
Pray tell we disagreed on something before...
Anyhoo, I was cracking up at that description of how the right is seen from others...makes me think. I mean, that person seems to be pretty educated and writes well, but nevertheless her view of things is pretty narrow.

Posted by CaliValleyGirl at April 11, 2007 10:10 AM

Nice post, and thanks for the plug. Hopefully we can find more common ground on the most important issue of our day: the fight for democracy and freedom against all those forces who would like to suppress it (both on the right and the left).

I don’t often put myself on the left these days, but I do feel it is as big a “tent” as the right. Depending on how you classify “right” or “left”, I would say everything from socialist minded anarchists to capitalist libertarians fit into the “left” tent. Not that any of these people would sit down and have a friendly dinner together!

I know it sounds cliché, but I don’t even bother with left and right classifications anymore. Like I routinely say, if you stand up for democracy and the rights of the individual over the masses or the government, you are a friend of mine!

Keep up the good work; I have enjoyed your blog.

Posted by Roland Dodds at April 11, 2007 12:36 PM

Then we're friends, Roland! Let the individual reign! I hope you're right that the Left tent is as big as the Right tent, but I will certainly say that neither side has a monopoly on intolerance or hate, like this Lefty blogger says.

Posted by Sarah at April 11, 2007 01:09 PM

Couldn't have said it better myself. I have been reading your blog for a while now, and find myself agreeing more than disagreeing with you. That said, I have never been the type to completely write someone off because we disagree on the little things. Very rarely can you agree with all of the people of a certain group all of the time. As individuals, there will always be little things that make us stop and say "what the??? Variety is the spice of life, and if we always agreed our interactions would be pretty boring. Sharing a common set of core values (as you so nicely put it) is what's important, the rest... gives us something to discuss. :-)

Love the blog...

Posted by Jules at April 11, 2007 10:17 PM

This might come as a surprise to you, but both Neal Boortz and Rush Limbaugh are ignorant assholes. They lie a lot and appeal to the baser elements in human nature.

Posted by Charles Chips at April 11, 2007 10:47 PM