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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Comeback Trail?

Great post at Bull Moose from yesterday entitled "The One". If you want to know why the Democrats probably won't get the House or Senate in '06 or the White House in 2008, check out a moderate Democrat's view on the latest darling of the farther left end of their party.

The guy that has become their chosen one, in the Moose's words "...would be a disaster for the donkey. But, there is an unmistakable pull in the party toward the port side. Filibusters are being hatched in Davos, and the inmates have taken over the asylum."

After I read it, though, it gave me a pause to think about the inmates and the asylum. Maybe it wouldn't be bad for the far left crowd to actually be the one's to cause the Dem's to gain some seats in the House and Senate in 2006. Not take control of either, just gain enough seats to look respectable.

I say this, because I think it would embolden them in 2008. It might even get them to think that they could win the White House on a strongly progressive platform. History has shown that to be a losing path, not just recently, but since 1968 when Damaged Goods Dick Nixon was elected.

Jimmy Carter wasn't elected in 1976 because we wanted to move to the left, he was elected because of the damage Nixon had done to the GOP. Clinton wasn't elected in 1992 or 1996 because we wanted to move left, he was generally running on centrist platforms, and against a GOP split by Perot being on the ticket.

A few hard left progressive pick ups in 2006 would embolden the moonbat end of the Democrats to believe that is a winning ticket nationally. They would probably force the party to nominate someone who has little chance in a national election.

Just about any moderate republican would wax a Kerry, Gore, or farther left candidate from the Democrats, and as the Moose said, it would be a disaster for the Donkey.

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Blogger Janette said...

I agree on the "inmates and the asylum" sentiment but I disagree on the identity of "The One". It was lost in the crash of my blog but I wrote a long piece on my personal conspiracy theory regarding MoveOn.or, George Soros and, are you ready for it? Howard Dean.

Talk about the asylum: It would not surprise me in the least if the Democratic Party is the group that is split by a third party candidate in 2008. Moderates will still go after Hillary, she's considered a sure thing and she has the cash. But I think Soros will back Dean because he'll make a better puppet than Hillary or Gore. Remember the MoveOn.org people worship Dean and where MoveOn goes the KosKids follow. They'll think that between Soros' money and their "grassroots" they'll have a chance. Every whack job socialist/anarchist/anti-imperialist group will unite to force Howard Dean on moderate America.

You and I know that it's a very flawed plan but we're sane. I don't think anyone in the far left has the luxury of making that claim.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

You know there are still a lot of us out here in the Dem party those of us like Z. Miller or the Reagan Dems. That hate with a passion the far left. They stole our party. There is not one damn thing we can do about it. However a lot of us realize that if we stay within the party we can splinter it with our votes and maybe recover the party. I realize that is a faint hope but the yellow dogs are beginning to fall by the wayside. Leaving those of us that are pissed and the far left. I find it insulting to hear the Republicans calling "all" dems nuts and loony there are a lot of us that are helpless and can't change the fact that move on and the Clintons stole the basic party rewrote the platform and are now rewriting history.
ooooppppsssss sorry blathered on. I was only gonna stop by and say tag your it. MEME tag. hehehehehe

6:44 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

Bob...do you play chess? ;-)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Janette said...

Patty ~ I do know that there many, many sane people still in the Democratic Party. That doesn't change the fact that extreme left are the ones with the loudest voices right now. The sad thing is that now Hillary is being argued against by some in your party for being too moderate.

That is a very scary thought.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Lone Pony, nope, I'm lousy at chess. I believe in full frontal assaults, and those don't work as well in that game.

Patty, I know what you mean about Reagan Democrats. They are the group the party needs to be trying to win back, but instead they keep letting folks from the far end drive more of them out.

Janette, as long as it isn't Nader again, that is possible. I'm not sure Dean or Kerry would jump ship from the party to run as an independent, but it would be interesting to see.

9:27 PM  
Blogger asacan said...

I would like to respond to Patty, if I may. Patty, you probably should re-think you affiliation if you're willing to call yourself a Reagan Dem. These days, the two words can't be said in the same sentence, it seems. I'm not saying that you should affiliate yourself with the Republican Party, because I know how the Repubs have been vilified in certain parts of the country, or even nationally on certain levels. But may want to start calling yourself an "independent".

I think you really are independent, since you can actually visit a conservative blog like this one without reponding in shrill hillary-esque babble. But who am I to try to categorize you?

10:17 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Oh yeah, patty, I've been whacked by that meme already


10:25 PM  

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