By Tom Quiner
Dick Morris is an interesting guy.
He was a political consultant for Bill Clinton who is credited with salvaging the Clinton Presidency through a political strategy characterized as “triangulation.”
Essentially, he convinced Mr. Clinton to move toward the center politically, embracing the best of Democratic and Republican ideas, after HillaryCare had damaged the President politically by pulling him too far to the Left. As a result, President Clinton eventually signed into law the NAFTA trade agreement and welfare reform legislation that his own party didn’t fully embrace.
From a conservative viewpoint, Dick Morris deserves behind-the-scenes credit for these legislative successes.
Mr. Morris was eventually disgraced and forced to resign after he let a prostitute, whose services he had engaged, listen in on his telephone conversation with the President.
Following his fall from grace, Morris emerged from the ashes as a conservative, becoming a fixture on the Fox network. He can be seen on Sean Hannity’s show as well as The O’Reilly Factor on a regular basis. He has been a vocal critic of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in recent years.
I know conservatives who love him … and loathe him. Some call him brilliant. Others call him “sleazy.”
Dick Morris has a keen political mind. He articulates his positions in a highly entertaining way. Love him or hate him, it’s hard not to listen.
That brings me to an e-mail I received today from Human Events. The subject line was: “Dick Morris: Do you hate Harry Reid as much as I do?”
It was an appeal to raise money for Sharron Angle who is running against Harry Reid for the Senate. The letter, from Dick Morris, began: “Dear Friend who Hates Harry Reid as Much as I do.”
I don’t hate Harry Reid. I don’t hate Barack Obama. I don’t hate Nancy Pelosi. I disagree with them politically. I will do all I can to see them defeated. Their ideas on what is best for America are not mine. Even more, I think their policies hurt this country I love.
But hate them? No.
Morris sounds like a typical angry Liberal using rhetoric like that. Have we come to the point where we have to hate someone if they don’t agree with us politically?
Shame on you, Dick Morris. Republicans are better that.