(Longer Response at Hullabaloo c/o Tristero. But that's about the gist of it.)
Oh, and once again, slipping bullshit unsupported claims under the radar like this one:
Now in almost every empirical respect, American lives have in fact gotten better over the last quarter-century.Isn't going to fly in 2008, buddy. Your fellow columnist wrote a rather good book going into exhaustive detail about why you're unbelievably full of shit on that one.
He'd probably tell you so, if you weren't so obviously a sop to the most ridiculous form of tokenism in the Union and thus not worth his time.