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Party Politics Rage in My Inbox

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, July 21, 2003

Party Politics Rage in My Inbox

I receive a lot of email, including these recent quotes from some leading Democrats: Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, daughter of Robert Kennedy, who is divorcing her husband Andrew: "the Republican party is the biggest danger to democracy."

Al From and Bruce Reed, co-founders of the Moderate Democratic Leadership Council: "the fact is, 'the democratic wing of the democratic party,' as former Vermont governor Howard Dean likes to call it, is an aberration, a modern-day version of the old McGovern wing of the party, defined principally by weakness abroad and elitist interest group liberalism at home."

Jim Jordan, who is campaign manager for senator John Kerry's presidential bid: "at some point, Democrat voters are seriously going to ask themselves whether Howard Dean's experience as a physician and governor of an exceptionally small state is what's required in a dangerous world."

And then we have Rev. Al Sharpton: "when you look at Clinton to Bush, it's almost like going from Messiah to mess." Isn't that special?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.