Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dims Say They Are Missing Opportunities

Democrats are heading into this year's elections in a position weaker than they had hoped for, party leaders say, stirring concern that they are letting pass an opportunity to exploit what they see as widespread Republican vulnerabilities.
So far, since Bush was elected, they have never missed an opportunity to exploit some weakness, failing or mistake of Bush or the Republicans at large. They haven’t missed an opportunity to make them up either.
What the Dims are missing is ideas.
Say what you want about Republicans, but they generally have ideas and in some fashion (usually lame) they promote them. The Dims are becoming the party of the stereotyped mother-in-law. Her constant complaints may have some merit at times, but mostly you wish she’d just shut the fuck up.
People need a break from the current crop of shills yammering on about this problem or that. They want to see some, one or any Dim propose a solution to anything.
In his speech, to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Senator Bayh said: "As Democrats, we have a patriotic duty and political imperative to lay out our ideas for protecting America. Frankly, our fellow citizens have doubts about us. We have work to do."
A good way to start might involve taking some positions that more closely mirror those of the American public rather than those of terrorist organizations. When your party refers to a fascist, murdering thug like Saddam Hussein as a leader that was “minding his own business” and the President of the United States as Hitler. Yeah, I’d say you have some work to do.
You can bitch about wiretaps all you like. You can say that Bush is trampling on the rights of Americans. If the public comes to understand that the “Americans” you speak of are really terrorists or their sympathizers, you will have defined for all time where you stand on protecting American citizens.

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