Joe Klein (via his “source”) calls this “the politics of personal destruction.”

Sometimes when given a chance, we humans don’t screw up. Sometimes human beings reach for, and (even if imperfectly) attain, nobility and the advancement of freedom and human dignity.Which seems to me to be an argument against cynicism and despair — to say nothing of repression and tyranny.

I say, if that’s politics of personal destruction, let’s have some more of that.

Taranto and Kaus, among others, call him on it.

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