HuffPo's Peter Dreier Tries to Take His Critics On and Fails, Revealing his own Dishonesty
And although Dreier takes up much time condemning me, he writes that my article on Piven “would have had little impact outside the right-wing blogosphere,” a claim he makes because the opposite is the case. That is why he cannot deal with what I write by answering my arguments, and prefers instead to compare my views and those of other critics like Stanley Kurtz to Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon — a familiar ploy of leftists who throw out those names to stop people from considering other arguments.
I challenge Dreier to show me where I have ever compared “liberal Democrats to communists, socialists, radicals, subversives,” etc.
I must confess this has not been my first run-in with Dreier. Last year he emailed me calling me names and saying that the only reason I got up in the morning was so I could go shopping in Wal-Mart to exploit the poor! I admit I sometimes go to Wal-Mart, but certainly not to exploit the poor. I kid you not. I replied to him he should complain to his hero Bruce Springsteen, who on that very day had announced his newest CD would be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. Now Dreier can also complain to Michelle Obama, who is set to appear with Wal-Mart’s CEO in support of their healthy food campaign. I suspect, even with their policies on unions and health care, Dreier and his friends are more comfortable shopping at Whole Foods.