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Monday, February 13, 2006

Hello, is anybody there?

You just have to believe that somewhere, within the Democratic party, there is a savior..... someone with a pair of "balls of steel"; man or woman.

Personally, I don't think that person has yet surfaced.

The party bigwigs -- both those on the record and off -- come across as dithering, hand wringing poltroons, worried about taking too strong a stand on... anything. It's as if they've learned nothing from the last three elections.

The Democratic arsenal is stocked with powerful weapons -- Iraq, Katrina, Abramoff, Libby, Osama, illegal spying, repeated lying, etc., etc -- and yet, according to the New York Times, "party leaders are divided about what Democrats should be talking about."

What's more, if they ever manage to decide what to talk about, Dems are apparently clueless how they should talk about it -- "divided over whether to take on the Republicans in a more confrontational manner, ideologically and politically, or move more forcefully to stake out the center on social and national issues."

Oh, boy. Here we go again. Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Dithering Dems have become the Party That Couldn't Think -- Let Alone Run -- Straight.

Will somebody please, get me outta here?

Excerpts: Arianna Huffington

1 comment:

Hypoxic said...

I think your characterization of the Democratic Party is smack on target.

We need a message and a messenger - and try as hard as I can, I just don't see anyone on the horizon that could do the job.

Sad for the Party. Sad for the country. If the Dems squander this great opportunity - well, maybe it will be time for a real third party.