Frankly, I feel sorry for liberal Democrats. Imagine facing an audience every night that can't get enough attacks on Pres. Bush. This is what Kerry and so many others have to deal with.
What happened to Kerry? He felt compelled to entertain the crowd.
Let Me Entertain You
By The Prowler gets to the heart of the Democrats' problem:
"The reason they had the joke in there was because of the crowd," the staffer says.
"We'd told the office that there would be lots of MoveOn.org types, lots of young people at the event, so they gave him material to play to what we consider to be the important base of the party for next week. Kerry was playing to the crowd, giving them what the Democrats think they want to hear."
That's right. This is what the Democrats want to hear. To be fair, partisan speeches are the staple of a campaign stop. Yet, this is beyond partisan attacks. We are talking about mean and vile attacks.
"Kerry's gaffe and why he attempted to make the joke in the first place reveals the greatest weakness the Democrat Party has going into the final week of the campaign: its evolving base focused on the radicalized 20-somethings who gravitate to the left-wing, Soros-funded political organizations like MoveOn and websites such as the Democratic Underground.
"We have to energize those people, and you do it with cracks like Kerry's. That's just the reality of where we are as a party right now," says a Democrat political consultant in Washington.
"It's frustrating, because while you need their energy and enthusiasm, it's not clear that they are going to perform in the same way the Republican base will.
In other words, we just don't know if they are actually going to vote. Kerry's antics may have been doubling damaging, not only his own aspirations, but to those of the party, particularly if we lose next week."
The Democrats' base is full of anger and hatred. See Tony Snow says Democrats Have an Anger Management Problem!
A No-Win Situation By Bill O'Reilly addresses this totally irrational situation:
"Any success now in Iraq would help the beleaguered Bush administration, and that is intolerable to the far-left.
Thus, hurting the President and his crew has become more important to some Americans than seeing a victorious Iraqi campaign.
That kind of thinking is damaging to the country because, in the long run, Americans are going to have to confront the jihadists and defeat them.
Sorry, Barbra Streisand, the terrorists are not going away even if we do pull out of Iraq."
They are not going away, no matter how much some people hate Pres. Bush because VP Gore could not win Tennessee.
Let me say this. This "angry base" is going to be really angry if the Democrats win next week. Why? Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi will be forced to explain to them that impeachment is not in the cards. The "angry base" will turn on Pelosi.
The bottom line is that we are not dealing with rational people, which is why John Kerry had to even consider a joke about anyone getting "stuck in Iraq".
This is another reason to turn out on Tuesday. Vote Republican and reject this angry and irrational left that has taken over the party of Harry Truman. Believe me, a lot of Democrats want this angry left fumigated out of their party, too.