March 14, 2006

Punishing the Demagogues Next Time

Jim Geraghty, commenting on the death of the Dubai Ports World deal, notes:

3) Those who demagogued this issue and helped organize the campaign of misinformationů got away with it. No consequences. No deterrence from using this tactic again. Expect to see it again in the near future.

No matter where you come down on the deal, there was a clear element of demagoguery to the resistance to it. This is the kind of support that one should be ashamed of, that fans flames high and is not in the best interests of the country. It's going to come back, stronger than last time. Will the other side be ready, and with what?

Posted by TMLutas at March 14, 2006 10:00 AM