He actually thinks that thanks to Bart Stupak and the Executive Order that was issued from the White House concerning the provision of federal funds for abortion, that “[t]he Democratic party now is no longer the pro-abortion/pro-choice party, but the pro-life party as well,” an observation from a reader that Sullivan reprints without criticism, and with a likely intense sense of agreement. Apparently, Sullivan thinks that the Executive Order is worth the paper that it is written on. Quite the contrary, but as has been made crystal clear, Sullivan will believe anything Barack Obama tells him.
Related to Sullivan-blogging–though unrelated to any naïveté on Sullivan’s part–he repeats without criticism the claim that Newt Gingrich stated that Lyndon Johnson’s work to pass civil rights legislation “shattered the Democratic Party for forty years.” Gingrich, however, wasn’t referring to Johnson’s work to pass civil rights legislation when he said that Johnson “shattered” the Democratic party. Rather, he was referring to Johnson’s efforts to push for Great Society legislation. The correction can easily be found on the Internet–here is but one site carrying the correction (via InstaPundit)–but neither Sullivan, nor Paul Krugman (who also jumped all over Gingrich) have seen fit to correct the record and be honest.