Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Guess who is angry with Democrats?
The media is always talking about Pres. Bush's problems with the Republican base. Indeed, he has them. Yet, the base will come home and support him when the bell rings in November.
The media overlooks the Democrats' internal problems. Yesterday, Sen. Feingold could not get any Democrats to support his censure resolution. Like Rep. Murtha, Feingold will find that Democrats are better at talking than doing anything.
Jesse Jackson has just written a long article about Pres. Bush's failures. Most of what Jackson claims is wrong but we will leave the details to another post. However, Jackson jumps all over the Democrats:
"But a lot of this is simple cowardice -- the belief that Bush and the Republican Congress have fallen so low and failed so completely, that Democrats can inherit power without ever committing to anything. That is bad politics and bad policy. Democrats who want to run for president are about to learn from core supporters that dancing between raindrops on issues of vital national importance won't get them there." (http://www.suntimes.com/output/jesse/cst-edt-jesse141.html)
The Democrats are "dancing between raindrops" because they are not a national party. FDR's coalition has fallen apart. They don't agree on anything except that they hate Bush!
The Democrats could reclaim some credibility by presenting a policy paper. It could say:
1) We should withdraw immediately from Iraq.
2) We believe in national health insurance.
3) Partial birth abortion is OK.
4) Same sex marriage is a civil right.
5) Americans do not pay enough taxes.
My guess is that most national Democrats agree with those five points. Why won't they say it publicly?
They won't do it because local and state Dem. won't go along with higher taxes and same sex marriage. They are still black and blue from carrying the liberal baggage that cost them election after election.
Love or hate him, Bush will tell you where he stands. However, the Democrats are "dancing between raindrops"!
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 6:54 AM