June 27, 2006

An Interview With "Moderate Mort" Kondracke
— Ace

By the blogger Real Ugly American.

Mort is a disaffected liberal; he's not a rightie by any means, but he's annoyed enough by liberals that he's pretty fair and moderate. In fact, I have to say Mort Kondracke is more or less the exact political middle of this country. Like an ideological Missouri.

Which doesn't mean I agree with him on every point. I just mean only that-- he's right in the actual middle. The liberals in the MSM would be wise to look to him to determine what true centrism is.

Anyway, his reason for breaking with liberals is interesting:

... it was actually the Vietnam War the end of the Vietnam War that made me stop being a liberal most of all. I was covering the Ford White House when the North Vietnamese began their final offensive against South Vietnam, and I remember President Ford asking congress for 600 million dollars to help the South Vietnamese to fight their way, to save themselves, and congress refused and the minute congress refused the South Vietnamese army through down their weapons and ran. And that was the end. And I was just so disgusted with the Democrats at that point that I said you know what do Democrats do but spend money you know and to save an ally they weren’t even willing to commit money so that’s when I bailed. And even before then I thought the Soviet Union was a menace and that it had to be resisted so I have been a foreign policy hawk for a long time.

He talks a lot about media bias and Bush derangement.

Thanks to Dan from Riehl World View.

Posted by: Ace at 11:16 AM | Comments (9)
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1 Liberals are funny, they can't respect a rational liberal like Kondracke, Lieberman or Colmes because they aren't raving moonbats shitheads, yet they wonder why they can't win elections. Yet they think Dowd and Franken are the way to political power.

Posted by: T. at June 27, 2006 11:47 AM (5YMbd)

2 Real Ugly American panics over comments and deletes. Not much of a mind.

Posted by: at June 27, 2006 11:53 AM (LdD6+)

3 Sadly, many lefties view that moment as the pinacle of their power. Good for him to know evil when he saw it.

Posted by: Drew at June 27, 2006 01:03 PM (Y2fNF)

4 Thank you for the link Ace. As for the troll I don't know what he's talking about. (delete) errr.... Seriously he's on crack.

Posted by: The Ugly American at June 27, 2006 02:32 PM (uFz59)

5 I agree completely about Kondracke's place on the political spectrum. The truest example of a centrist I could cite among the world of pundits. And seemingly just a good and decent man. It is not a good thing for this country that the Dems have driven seemingly all of his ilk out of their party.

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6 Cut&run, the prequel.

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7 He's certainly more a centrist than (spits) Bill O'Reilly. Bill is the sort of "centrist" who keeps track of the number of times he's disagreed with each side and strives to make the columns balance.

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