Monday, November 8, 2010

The Million Dollar Question

Kevin Drum rants about Democrats throwing a hissy-fit over losing the mid-term elections:

Honest to God, stuff like this just makes me want to scream. Why do Democrats panic so badly whenever they lose an election? Why run to the nearest reporter to spout idiocies about Obama not feeling middle class pain or not being an extrovert like Bill Clinton? Bill Clinton! For chrissake, I like and defend the guy, but he was an extrovert who felt people's pain and he lost 54 seats in the 1994 midterm. No one cared if he felt their pain. Likewise, no one cares if Obama feels their pain. They want jobs, not pursed lips and moist eyes.

This stuff is so inane, so ego-driven, so self-destructive that it drives me crazy. Why are Democrats such idiots?

It comes from years of being spineless. It comes from allowing yourself to be Charlie Browned every time Lucy has the football. It comes from the lack of political will to frame your argument. And it comes from a lot of so-called Democrats being conservatives not progressives. They concede so much because they worry more about elections instead of what's the right thing to do. It's this asinine behavior that makes Kevin and many of us scream "WTF are you doing?"

Sadly it is par for the course when talking about the Democrats. I'm sure Steny Hoyer will change that culture...

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