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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

My buddy Howard in trouble again...

or is it still? Poor Howard (Dean chairman of the DNC) just can't seem to catch a break these days. First he gets called out on the carpet by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid over his handling of DNC finances (here). Then his chief backer - the one who put him up for the chairmanship, George Soros, forms a new private group to compile a list of DNC supporters (something the DNC is supposed to be doing). Now Molly Ivins turns her ire on him and ALL the DC Dems.

"Every Democrat I talk to is appalled at the sheer gutlessness and spinelessness of the Democratic performance. The party is still cringing at the thought of being called, ooh-ooh, “unpatriotic” by a bunch of rightwingers.
Take “unpatriotic” and shove it. How dare they do this to our country? “Unpatriotic”? These people have ruined the American military! Not to mention the economy, the middle class, and our reputation in the world. Everything they touch turns to dirt, including Medicare prescription drugs and hurricane relief."

Good golly Miss Molly - tell us how you really feel.

Now you would think that I, as conservative, would be rejoicing over all of this. An ill wind appears to be blowing over the Democratic Party and the base is desperate! However, this is not necessarily good news for Republican candidates. A wild animal that is backed into a corner will attack - and the Dems are (currently) backed into a corner. Even their supporters (like Ms. Ivins) are bemoaning the lack of a coherent message out of the DNC. George Soros, meanwhile, is playing both sides against the middle - doing whatever he can to BUY the Presidency. Meanwhile, the media (who is desperate for a Dem in the White House) will do whatever it takes to make sure that these shortcomings are whitewashed as much as possible. Now more than ever, the Republicans need to stay on point. If they do stay on message, the Dems lack of message will be even more apparent and that will bring more and more "centrist" voters over to the right side of the aisle.


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