October 07, 2005

What would it take?

Goldstein asks, "What would the Democrats have to do to get your vote in '06 and '08??"

His answer:

"In 2000 I didn’t care who won, though I disliked Gore, who seemed impossibly artificial.

But now, after 5 years of listening to Dems, there is absolutely nothing they can do to win me back short of purging their entire leadership and nuking their base from orbit.

It’s the only way to be sure."

I'm not so drastic. Sure, I'd like to see them nuke their base and point out the hypocrisy rampant in the leftist whiner victim movement. But I might consider voting for one if they put Joe Lieberman up for President. And meant it.

I've long said that the problem with the Left in this country is that in an effort to distance themselves from the hot-button issues of the Right (family, economy, safety) they've excluded themselves from the majority of national discourse and focused on currying support from far-left politicos who were leaving the party in droves in 2000. Choosing Whacko Howie as their chair is a great example of this attitude.

That is, rather than recognizing that to run a successful campaign you have to reach across the aisle, the democrats have focused on what they see as past mistakes and party losses.

Even more simply: They should be going for purple, rather than teal.

It wasn't Clinton's centrist policies that lost the election for Gore. It was Gore who lost his own election. By being a boor. There was no need to run to the Green defectors as if the victim whiner movement would save the world from the evil thug republicans.

If the left wants to be taken seriously, they need to drop the hemineglect act and recognize the right side of the political spectrum is a legitimate section of the electorate, not merely ignorant, country, sheeple who love guns and NASCAR and can't be trusted to make reasonable, objective decisions for the country.

Posted by caltechgirl at October 7, 2005 02:39 PM | TrackBack


Posted by: M Janelle at October 8, 2005 11:09 AM

Question: Has the right acknowledged that the left side of the political spectrum is a legitimate section of the electorate, not merely hyperkinetic, unbathed moonbats who love Che Guevera and can't be trusted to make reasonable, objective decisions for the country?

Posted by: Jack at October 9, 2005 06:29 AM

I can think of several who are not. I just wish the powers that be in the DNC would cater to their interests as well as the fringe.

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 10, 2005 09:06 AM

Jack, I think so.

Unfortunately, the Left has put the moonbats that cannot be trusted in leadership positions. For instance, Ted Kennedy was willing to co-sponsor the No Child Left Behind Act. If there were any way for President Bush to endorse a liberal politician, it would probably be by getting him to co-sponsor a key piece of legislation, like No Child Left Behind.

But since then, the Left has decided that Kennedy's bill is not liberal enough. Once upon a time Kennedy would have been the poster child of liberalism in this country, and today he's not liberal enough? Where would that put the "mainstream" Democratic leaders?

Posted by: Max Lybbert at October 10, 2005 02:42 PM