Thursday, February 02, 2006

State of the Democratic party

This article by Blankley lays forth what I have been predicting for 2006. The polls are not an indicator of major gains by the Libs in the midterms. They continue their march, pied-piper like, to permanent minority status. You saw it here 1st!...T
During an election campaign, political operatives are fond of seeking to induce in their opponent a negative "defining moment." That is to say a highly publicized moment when their opponent portrays everything that is wrong with him. In 2004, John Kerry provided that moment when he said he voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it.
Surely, at the State of the Union address the Democratic Party provided such a moment when, as has already been well commented on by others, they wildly applauded President Bush's statement that Congress failed to pass Social Security reform last year...The Democrats' wild applause on behalf of doing nothing was more than a merely tactical political blunder. It displayed a deeper truth about them.
President Bush caught the essence of today's Democratic Party in a rather elegant double epigram: "Hindsight alone is not wisdom, And second-guessing is not a strategy."
I wouldn't be surprised to see that thought become the strategic negative communication theme for the Republican Party this campaign season. That is the trouble with being a rotten tomato-throwing member of the bleacher crowd. One may develop a small following amongst one's fellow complainers, but no large group of people are going to ask you to come out and lead the team.
But not satisfied to be a head in the sand, reflexively negative opposition party, an increasing number of Democrats and their supporters in the leftish fever swamps have started calling for President Bush's impeachment.
While I haven't seen any polls yet on the subject, I would guess that something less than 10 percent of the American voting public would look forward to seeing the last two years of the Bush presidency consumed with a Democratic Party-controlled Congress trying to impeach the president during a time of war.
Somehow the Democratic Party -- for 180 years the most electorally successful political party on the planet -- has now almost completely mutated into a party too loathsome to be seen in public, and too nihilistic to be trusted with control of even a single branch of government. Click here for full article


splugy said...

I think the Dippy Demoncrats are hoping for a major terrorist attack just before this year's election to sway the vote like it did in Spain. I didn't say they were smart, did I?

hey have painted themselves into a corner. You know what a rat does when it is backed into a corner? What does a donkey do? Bay louder?

splugy said...

BRAY louder.

kjbND2001 said...

I have to disagree. A major terrorist attack would favor the Republican Party. Americans are becoming complacent again, and it would serve as a reminder that a strong Commander-in-Chief is necessary to protect them. In general, I don't think the American people would blame Bush's policies for another attack.

Navitor69 said...

kjb, respectfully suggest that you read the article carefully once again. I believe the position the author takes supports your own, and not in counterpoint!...T

kjbND2001 said...

I was disagreeing with splugy, not the article.