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Liberals do themselves no favor by denying their ideology
Liberals do themselves no favor by denying their ideology

For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party has moved too far to the right. We'll come back to that in a moment. Another beloved trinket in the nest of notions that make up elite groupthink is that liberals not only haven't moved left, but they aren't even liberals at all. A week doesn't go by without Barack Obama insisting that he's merely a pragmatist and problem-solver, with nary an ideological ax to grind. Shortly after he was re-elected, Mr. Obama told David Gregory, then the host of "Meet the Press," the obvious takeaway of his presidency is...

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