A lot to fight against.
by Winston Smith, Wed Sep 28, 2005 at 11:59:36 AM EDT
Like everyone on the board, I love seeing the GOP implode. Bush, Rove, Cheney, Delay and Frist are all politically wounded and compromised. I figured last year that the arrogance and transparent corruption of the GOP would lead to the resurrection of the Democrats, and the rejuvination of opposition to Bush policies.
But once again, Republicans fall right on top of the Democrats. I guess that's what happens when you refuse to stand up.
I forgive the Democratic Party for allowing itself to be marginalized after 9/11. The party lacked a strong leader, and to oppose Bush in a crisis, despite his flaws, would have been political suicide. Four years later, I dont forgive the Democratic Party. As GOP policies are discredited and their leaders fall, the Democratic party wallows in irrelevance.
Why are the Democrats impotent? I am not talking about scoring cheap political points with Delay and Katrina. If the party had elucidated support for a broad, mainstream opposition to Bush (out of Iraq, fiscial responsibility, support for civil liberties, privacy, environmental protections, et al) Democrats would now be unbeatable.
So long as their party platform is "we are not Republicans, assume we would do better," they will continue to lose on a national level, and deserve to lose.
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