Gut Rumbles

February 04, 2005

does it take big hammer?

Do the Democrats realize how badly they lost the last election? Not just in votes but in ideology? That's a party in trouble right now.

I agree with this. Like trust, credibility is almost impossible to regain once you've lost it.

The Dems don't seem to have much of a plan except to harp the same losing themes and boo Bush when he mentions Social Security Reform. I don't know why the term "turnip truck" springs to mind right now, but it does.

Those people are desperate and they don't know it. Somebody needs to hit them in the head. Wiht a BIG hammer.


Some are quite aware of their desperate position. Come on, calling a HUG - between 2 people who have lost loved ones - STAGED?!

It reeks of rancid desperation. And clearly I am biased, but I just don't see the Republicans making that claim tables turned.

Posted by: Key on February 4, 2005 10:23 PM

Hit them in the head with a hammer? If I'm going to expand any energy, I use it on things that will actually produce results.

Posted by: ErikZ on February 5, 2005 12:14 AM

Well, the Democrats have three problems:

1. They have gotten most of their agenda enacted over the last 50 years. The last 10% is always the hardest (gay marriage, for example will be a hard sell.)

2. Their religion has failed. For example, their promise of a color blind society if we only passed the civil rights act has degenerated into institutional racism. Our society is extremely segregated. (Just look at the NBA, for example). This is not what was promised. Most of our current social problems are due to solutions they imposed on society via various judicial decrees, and they have absolutely no idea how to solve these problems.

3. The Democratic party is today mainly an alliance of various minority groups to defend group rights over individual rights, funded by trial lawyers. Thus, they are incoherent on most issues, since the party is simply a flag of convenience. Note the incoherence of the Democratic party on Iraq.


Posted by: joel on February 5, 2005 10:16 AM

Yo Joel!
It was the guys with R. after their names
that passed the civil rights act.

just buttin' in again

Posted by: wes jackson on February 6, 2005 04:18 AM
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