"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Jonah Goldberg on the Democratics on National Review Online

Jonah Goldberg on the Democratics on National Review Online

I don't think I've written this before, perhaps I just had conversations about it. During the 2004 campaign I wished for the Democrats to get extremely trounced and then wake up and realize that needed more than just a message, but some ideas; ideas beyond anti-Bush. Unfortunately with the 527s, Hollywood blank slates and the internet, they got as many votes as they got for all the wrong reasons. Lesson not quite learned, certainly John Kerry doesn't have a clue that he doesn't have a clue.

Jonah Goldberg points out incidences from just the past week, excluding Jimmy Carter's swan dive into dementia like: Hillary Clinton returning campaign contributions from Walmart, while keeping "left coast," Hollywood Springer contributions and responding with, '"Well, you know, I, that was a long time ago, I have to remember.... "' when asked if she fought for "progressive" policies while she was director of the company from 86' to 92'.

A perfect description of uselessness by Jonah is, "Some Democrats are furious that their party doesn't have its own ideas. Other say they do have ideas, they're just keeping them secret for now. That sounds a lot like the high school geek who insists that his girlfriend is really hot but lives in an undisclosed location in Canada." Sounds like Kerry and all his, "I would have done better," comments for pretty much everything during the campaign.

Not suprisingly, Nancy Pelosi doesn't feel agendas are that useful. Excuse me? They do have an agenda and it is anything but Bush, which is far from enough as oddly people are beginning to see right through them; I just wish a little more deeply.

Harry Reid and the Dems strategy of "obstructing legislation and hurling partisan insults is exactly the opposite strategy required for clawing out of the hole the Democrats are in. But anti-Republicanism trumps everything. And that's a roadmap for the Democrats to go ever deeper into the wilderness."

When might they come around and be part of the solution to this country's/the western worlds needs in these very challenging times? We could use some help here.


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