We really need Dan Rather back.
If the Dems win control of anything next week, we'll really need a hokey homily to put it all in perspective the way only Dan can. Something like just 'cause the cow has gas doesn't mean you invented methane.
See, it's not easy.
The Dems have a simple platform and each day, just before heading off to some cocktail party, Speaker Pelosi will go to her day planner, put a tic off DON'T LET BUSH INVADE IRAQ AGAIN and she's done for the day.
Oh, and raise the minnimum wage.
George Will pointed out that in this environment if the Dems can't win, they should disband. Kind of like the Smashing Pumpkins did when that album had flat sales. George is right. There's been a perfect storm (insert Katrina joke here) of events that has put the Republicans in jeopardy. Not one of which has anything to do with Dems getting their act together.
Maybe Dan would come up with it's like the boy who peed in the stream taking credit for the ocean.
No. That makes no sense.
There was a wonderful speech on KQED last night. Several self confessed "progressives" gave their take on the state of the left and there was lots of back patting. Kind of. A careful listener would have caught the running criticism of the left's inability to learn how to communicate effectively. Linguist George Lakoff points out that Reps have refined communicating values (effective) while Dems come up with slogans (ineffective). Give a listen, it's free. Look for the What Are Americans Voting For with a broadcast date of October 30th.
How's about it's like the man who passed out cigars when he married a pregnant woman.
Over the last few months I've heard the same analysis: eventually parties in power become spent and get caught up in scandal, a sure sign the party is over. Ha! However, the pundits point out, when the Thatcherites were done, there was "New Labor" with an Oasis soundtrack. Less tasteful, but more successful, the Reps had their "Contract with America" and that Achy Breaky song. Despite their efforts, no one has decided to run with the Dixie Chicks' latest release.
It's like the rooster taking credit for the sun coming up
That's the one!
Go in Peace