A liberal can talk coherently about what the conservative view is because people like me actually do listen. We don’t think it’s right, but we pay enough attention to see what the other person is trying to get at. The reverse is not true.He shows off this supposed ability in a column a week later with this:
Bear in mind that GOP leaders don't actually care about the level of debt. Instead, they're using the threat of a debt crisis to impose an ideological agenda.No, he cannot talk coherently about what the conservative view is. The GOP leaders do care about the debt.