AnkleBitingPundits has a great post this morning, noting that the “Bush candidate” (as the nutroots accused Lieberman) won 48% in a Democratic primary. Bush himself took just 44% of the vote against Kerry in 2004.
I know Harry Reid and Rahm Emanuel are just spinning their way out of a bad situation, but if they truly believe their little narrativeâ€”that Tuesday in Connecticut was all about Bushâ€”then they should be very, very frightened about November. 48% of Connecticut Democrats voted for the Bush candidate.
In the August 14, 2006 issue of Forbes, Dr. Stephen Pinker, a Harvard psych professor, scolds Hollywood for “miss[ing] a chance to teach evolution”.
It brought to mind one of my favorite passages from C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, a most trenchant observation about Freud.
And furthermore, when Freud is talking about how to cure neurotics, he is speaking as a specialist on his own subject, but when he goes on to talk general philosophy he is speaking as an amateur. It is therefore quite sensible to attend to him with respect in the one case and not in the other–and that is what I do. I am all the readier to do it because I have found that when he is talking off his own subject and on a subject I do know something about (namely, language) he is very ignorant.