Take a look at the current hive of Democratic candidates. Dennis Kucinich notwithstanding, can you really tell one from the other? Upon close examination, one might find one or two highly nuanced differences, but they're really all the same. Even Kucinich is little more than a caricaturized version of the rest.
Contrast Clinton, Obama, Edwards and the other party drones against the Republican candidates. While the GOP hopefuls have many positions in common, they seem to be at odds on just about as many.
Then, take a look at right-leaning blogs, and just try and find any two right-of-center bloggers that track the same on every position. And if you really want to see diversity, read the comments on those blogs.
Then, compare that to the left-wing blogs. The first thing you'll note is that there are almost no "left-of-center" blogs...they're all left- to loony-left wing. There you'll see such uniformity of thought it's almost breathtaking. Diversity of thought is neither welcome nor tolerated in the comments. For example, here's a message you'll see if you register on wonkette.com:
Audition to become a commenter. To become a registered commenter on this site, you first need to be approved by our team. We’re looking for comments that are interesting, substantial or highly amusing. So write a comment, polish up your words and choose a username and password below. Your comment will only appear once (or if) you’re approved.Just a nice way of saying that if your comments have even a whiff of divergence from the party line, you can forget about being approved. And on other sites, like MyDD or DailyKos, dissenting comments will get you banned in short order.
And then, take a look at any every-day leftist you know:
- Pro-abortion: check
- Anti-war: check
- Pro-gay marriage: check
- Anti-gun: check
- Pro-open borders: check
- Anti-voter ID law: check
- Pro-national health care: check
- Believes in anthropogenic global warming but not in Islamist threat: check
- Thinks Che is cool: check
- Every steaming pile of leftist dogma swallowed hook, line and sinker: check
Just ask Joe Lieberman.