Sunday, January 22, 2006

Dear Dems - get the lead out

Karl Rove briefly emerged from the rock he's been hiding under to rally the faithful for the fight in 06. The Democratic Party could take a lesson from the old scumbag. Here's a guy who's facing almost certain indictment, running a party that is embroiled in so many corruption scandals that you need a scorecard to keep track of them and headed by one of the most unpopular presidents in history and he comes out fighting. He ignores the polls and takes the offensive.

He's not sitting around around wondering whether it's politically expedient to disagree with his opponents. It doesn't matter that he's dead wrong, or of evil intent; he looks strong and talks like a winner. The sheeple like a winner. Nobody wants to bet on the losing side.

To paraphrase The Left Coaster, "Hey Dems, so how are we going to win?" What's your plan?

I share paradox's frustration at the endless consulting and polling and the concession of seats that could be contested and won -- especially now.
We should know we always compete like hell everywhere, and virulent Republicans like Pombo should get very special attention tied to so much scandal. There’s another competitive seat right there. We can have 250 competitive races if we decide to, it’s up to the party, not some guy named Cook, believe me.
Right on. Nobody has ever won by giving up before the battle even starts. The Democrats need to stop worrying about elections and start representing the electorate. The Democrats greatest failing is while they're endlessly wringing their hands over using the least alienating language, the Republicans are taking the floor and making their arguments. Dumb. It leaves them looking like cowering fools and allows the Republicans to look decisive by contrast.

Get a clue Dems. It's like I used to tell my first husband, "it's not what you say, it's the way you say it." Act like you believe in yourselves and the voters will believe in you.

Update: An impolitic after our own heart, Gothamimage points out they have the backstory on Rove, straight from the backrooom of the chambers of power.
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Blogger Gothamimage said...

Since you are discussing Karl Rove, you may be interested in our current post. It's impolitic for me to point that out.Granted

9:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

I never could turn down an impolitic invitation. Great post.

9:55:00 PM  

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