Democrats shouldn’t despair that they will never be able to bridge the cultural divide to attract those whose moral values are openly at war with their own.
It’s more important for the Democrats, who after all represent half the country after a bitterly divided election, to continue to fight for their own vision of what is moral and right for America.
National unity is overrated. In fact, it can be downright dangerous. The last time America was totally unified was after the horrific tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.
All Americans were unified in wanting the president to succeed. The civilized world was united behind the United States of America. Even mediocre presidents can rise to greatness when they are thrust into extraordinary times.
If George Bush had been bright enough to recognize that rare moment in world history, even he could have become one of the greatest presidents of all time.
Instead, he chose to divide the country again and turn most of the world against us by starting a diversionary war on false pretenses. He used terrorism as an excuse to suspend basic American liberties at home and international standards of justice abroad.
The Democrats, with the exception of Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, put up hardly a whimper for the sake of national unity. At a time when intolerance is being mistaken for moral superiority, the last thing we need is for Democrats to give up their fight for the moral values of all the rest of us.