"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

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Democrats Struggle To Seize Opportunity

Democrats Struggle To Seize Opportunity: "News about GOP political corruption, inept hurricane response and chaos in Iraq has lifted Democrats' hopes of winning control of Congress this fall."

It's interesting that what they consider Conservative "failures" are all they feel cheery about. Do they have any victories they can tout? What have they accomplished? Nothing? This is a pretty sad state of affairs. They have just been biding their time, without any constructive input for going on six years now and they have become so wrapped up in their DeMediacratic schemes that they haven't taken any time to figure anything out.

Previous dates to release the Democratic Legislative Manifesto managed to pass with no "manifesto" in sight, however "House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) says the document will be unveiled in '"a matter of weeks."' "In a matter of weeks?" Well a year is a matter of 52 weeks, so at least that narrows it down.

Over the past decade of "minority status" lawmakers and strategists have complained about erratic or uncertain leadership and repeated delays in resolving important issues." In all fairness to the party, you cannot expect to play the games they have been playing for some time now and actually accomplish something as well. Cut them some slack.

"Party leaders, for example, have yet to decide whether Democrats should focus on a sharply negative campaign against President Bush and the Republicans, by jumping on debacles such as the administration's handling of the Dubai port deal -- or stress their own priorities and values."

Focus "on a sharply negative campaign by jumping on" perceived "debacles," is likely the direction they will go. They have had too much practice with what has now become second nature to them to do anything else.

The second option, "stress(ing) their own priorities and values" would require that they; one, have values worth stressing, two, have priorities other than defeating "Bush," and three, have priorities they can admit openly to. None of this is likely with this crowd.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said, "By the time the election rolls around, people are going to know where Democrats stand." Harry believes this is the case because Harry said it and if Harry says something and he believes that to be the case; well then that is the case...if Harry says it....

Many have their doubts, at one point when Reid and Pelosi met with the Democratic Governors Association in late February, "Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, noting that the two leaders had talked about a variety of themes and ideas, asked for help. Could they reduce the message to just two or three core ideas that governors could echo in the states?"

Reid then narrowed it down to six, which Harry believes is three, because Harry said something to the effect that it was three; so Harry granted a motion with himself and voted that six was three, because Harry had said it was so.......

Caught off guard by Reids self-gerrymandering, Pelosi then proceeded to offer her six, which due to the recent Reid vote was actually three. It turns out that Pelosi's three(six) were not "all the same as Reid's." It was at this point that according to OR Gov. Ted Kulongoski one of the governors present said 'What do you think?' and Gov. Kulongoski said, 'You know what I think? I don't think we have a message.'

Apparently Reid caught wind of this and said that he believed that you 'can't think something, then say you don't think.' Reid recalled that he believed this was the case because he had just heard himself say something about it and when Harry Reid says he believes something to be the case; well then that is the case...if Harry says it...

Harry and Nancy then conferred for a few hours and returned to inform the group that they had agreed on the three(11) core ideas, then proceeded not to share them.

Chuck E. Schumer, "believe(s) the November election will turn mainly on how voters view Republicans." At least this is what Harry told him. Schumer has his hands full at the moment "leading the Democratic attack on the port deal;" so I guess it is safe to assume that before you finished reading this article in the Post that, Harry told Chuck that he believes the way to go forward toward November will be to "focus "on a sharply negative campaign by jumping on" perceived "debacles," of the Republicans.

Glad that is decided


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