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Liberal Bloggers: Living in an ‘Alternative Universe’

In case you missed it, Dan Gerstein, former communications director to Sen. Joe Lieberman (D.-Conn.), has an excellent piece on the Wall Street Journal’s OpinionJournal.com today about the loony left-wing bloggers’ living in an "alternative universe" — his words, not mine.

Here’s an excerpt:

"It’s hard not to listen to the reviews of the Democrats’ performance in the Alito hearings and come away thinking that much of our party is living in a parallel universe.

"Most of the political establishment has concluded that the Democrats were: (a) ineffectual; (b) egomaniacal; (c) desperately grasping at straws; (d) downright offensive; or (e) some combination of the above. The American people, outside of those living in deep-blue enclaves, either were not paying attention or concluded that Sam Alito seemed like a pretty decent guy who was more than qualified. And if they saw anything about it on TV, they couldn’t figure out why those pompous Democratic senators were trying to slam Judge Alito for being racist (and making his wife cry).

"Yet the liberal blogosphere is agog at the way the Democrats let Judge Alito off the hook. And they’re stupefied as to why the Senate Democrats are signaling that they won’t risk triggering a nuclear confrontation with a filibuster."

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Mr. Bluey, a contributing editor to Human Events, is director of the Center for Media & Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He maintains a blog at RobertBluey.com.

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