Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Howard Dean Projects

I've had the pleasure of exchanging e-mails with Paul Mirengoff of Power Line and Pat Santy of Dr. Sanity on the startling tendency of liberals such as Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean to engage in what psychologists call projection -- attributing one's own unacknowledged feelings to others (see here).

The Buzz at NRO has this from a recent fundraiser e-mail from Howard Dean:
The other side has its game plan to win. They will divide America by race, religion, class, sexual orientation and any other way they can if it means a political advantage — they will even exploit the sacred memory of September 11th. They will shamelessly appeal to the worst in us — exploiting our fears and scapegoating the most vulnerable. And while they stoke resentment among the people, special interests and ideologues will bankroll their party and set the agenda.

If that's not projection, I don't know what is.


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