Orson Scott Card has an article on the Wall Street Journal’s website today, explaining why most Democrats are un-American slime (I paraphrase).
OK, really, but he does take certain Democrat’s to task.
He identifies himself as a Democrat in the essay. Some might wonder about that, given his views. As best I can tell (having read everything that Mr. Card has ever written, yes, everything) although socially conservative and in favor of vigorous foreign policy responses, Mr. Card still considers himself a Democrat because (1) he thinks most Republican politicians are incompetent, spineless boobs (true) and (2) because he thinks laissez-faire capitalism is contrary to charity (debatable, although my defenses are being weakened). Anyway, he currently writes more about his social conservatism and foreign policy than he does his welfarism–he hasn’t worked all the Clinton antibodies out of his system.
I’ve often thought it would be fun to go home to NM and run as a Democrat. I could be a New, New Democrat–socially conservative, environmentally moderate, pro-tax cuts, against government, for a strong foreign policy . . . . What do you think, huh?