Skip to comments.To the Fringe's Edge: Let Us All Now Praise Famous Democrats?
Posted on 02/05/2005 8:44:53 PM PST by quidnunc
What is it with the national Democrats? What of their behavior? Where is their moderation, their bipartisanship?
Think about it.
In the recent presidential election John Kerry offered little beyond vacillation and defeatism few alternatives that were positive, credible, coherent, or new. The election was fundamentally about character and ideas. He lost.
But not necessarily in his own mind: On "Meet the Press" last week he said: "I lost to an incumbent President by a closer margin than an incumbent President has ever won re-election before." But: "I won the popular vote in the battleground states by 2 percentage points. We just didn't distribute it correctly in Ohio." And: "Millions of new voters came into the process. I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."
Kerry doesn't believe he lost in the realm of ideas. He believes the Republicans out-organized his campaign. That view is echoed by Howard "Primal Scream" Dean, now favored to become the Democrats' next national chairman and never mind that (a) Dean lost all 18 Democratic primaries except the one in his home state of Vermont, and (b) he is broadly perceived as an ideological Visigoth. In New York the other day he said, "I hate the Republicans and all they stand for," adding that he admires the GOP only for its "discipline and organization."
When the election returns went to Congress for official sanction, Democratic bitter-enders surprisingly organized the first congressional challenge of a presidential outcome since 1877.
There's more, much of it suggesting the Democrats just don't get it.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesdispatch.com ...
You won the moron vote.
Wasn't that "Fellow Neanderthals"?
"WHAT ARE the Democrats thinking? Are they in denial?"
Yea..identifying oneself with multiple amoral factions in a predominately Christian society may be part of the problem,..ya think?
He also won the dead vote.
... and (decisively) lost the thinking person's vote.
Classic Kerry. I don't recall ever hearing him have a sentence that did not contain or intone "but" or "however" or some other equivocating clause.
Silly you, don't you recognize "nuance" when you hear it?
Of course Kerry has to add a "but" or a "however"--if he just came down on one side or another, he would look, ignorant and stooopid like Bush--
no,no, the elites are "nuanced", so they can make up an excuse for being on the wrong side of every argument.
"I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."
...I won the traitor vote!
how exactly do they distribute votes?
Sorry, but archaeological evidence strongly suggests that even Neanderthals cared for their wounded; to consider Kennedy among Neanderthal would erroneously overestimate his humanity. Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment because the distinguished senior Senator from the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts abandoned her to suffocate in an air compartment in the car that he parked inverted in a Massachusetts tidal marsh after a drunken party in 1969.
"Millions of new voters came into the process. I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."
NewsFlash for the 'Moron' Senator from Taxachusetts.......
Dead Democrats and live Republicans each get one vote....
Generally among Democrats, choice regarding abortion does not equate with choice regarding, say, a private-investment option in Social Security or with medical savings accounts. Democrats regard the establishment press, if it ever was liberal, as now dominated by conservatives. They issue no demands for a Dan Rather apology to President Bush -- an apology as yet unuttered. They see in President Clinton's National Security Adviser Sandy Berger -- under investigation for stuffing classified documents at the National Archives into his socks -- more a hero than a thief.
Petty and mean, inflexibly partisan, destructive far more than constructive, defining themselves by their ideological obstructionism -- the Democrats just don't seem to get it. They are confirming the worst fears expressed a year ago by one of their last surviving moderates, Joe Lieberman -- that his party is reverting to its narrow McGovernism of old.
John Edwards may be one who sort of gets it. "I don't think this is about moderate, conservative, [or] liberal. Americans are looking for strength, an idealistic strength. They want to know what we [Democrats] would do on Day One if we ran the country." The one who may get it all too well is Hillary Clinton, she of "vast right-wing conspiracy" fame: On issue after issue there she is -- rushing to the center at light-speed."
Pretty great stuff here.