We have written about the “no labels” movement that was recently started by David Frum and William Galston. The idea seems pretty silly, but you can imagine that it has a constituency. I think this AP story provides a clue: “Elected officials start ‘No Labels’ group in NY.”
Sure: if you are an office-holder, there is much to be said for suppressing harsh criticism. The Democrats pumped out a steady stream of assassination fantasies when George W. Bush was President, but once they took control of the White House, as well as Congress, they suddenly started advocating civility. Great; we are models of civility. But that isn’t going to stop us from saying that Bernie Sanders is a socialist, and Barack Obama’s Senate voting record was to Sanders’ left.
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