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Department of "the more things change..."
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/24/2013 5:32:23 AM

We hear plenty of talk these days about the rise of excessive partisanship and the decline of civil political discourse. Supposedly, things were so much more genial in the good old days. That may actually be true at some level if we’re talking about politicians. If we’re talking about liberal pundits, probably not so much. In researching my baseball article about the December 5, 1963 trade that sent Jim Bunning from Detroit to Philadelphia, I came across plenty of commentary about the assassination of JFK. The disappointment among liberal columnists that the assassin turned out to be a Communist was palpable, and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/24/2013 6:05:19 AM     (No. 9666289)

This reminds me of the famous quote about the Bourbons: They never learned anything or forgot anything.

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