Political Frustrations

Monday, June 13, 2005

Political Frustrations

My-oh-my, Cheney's losing his edge-- this comment on Howard Dean has no bite. Well, it would if he were on a 5th grade playgound, maybe.
"I've never been able to understand his appeal. Maybe his mother loved him, but I've never met anybody who does. He's never won anything, as best I can tell," Cheney said in an interview to be aired Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes."
First, Dean was governor of Vermont and DNC chair, both positions that required that he be run and be elected. Before that he was a doctor, sir. Second, um, were you drunk on Hannity & Colmes? No one loves him but his mother? That is just so unbelievably...lame. I wince for you.

As for the Dean pile-on lately. It's really ticking me off.

Last time I checked, one of the jobs of the DNC or RNC chair was to take potshots at the other party, to say things that most ordinary politicians can't say. Of course just because Dean is Dean they're going to make him out to be some big crazy radical to fit with that stupid YEAHAW! clip they showed last year, ad nauseum. I'd like some equal attention paid to RNC chairs, who say anti-Democrat stuff all the freaking time-- c'mon people, that is their job!

Also, as for any Dem who spends more time complaining that Dean is too tough/rough/candid instead of talking about the Downing St. Memo should just resign from their position now because they don't understand their job. It's not just old news either, for there is now a SECOND, even more damning memo that came out yesterday-- check it out here.

So, Dems out there, I'm not sure why you don't see this for what it is. So, please, don't feed the fire that the Republicans are trying to create as a distraction from all of the very bad news coming at Bush from every direction. If you're on TV and someone asks you about Dean, say you like the guy but don't have anything to say however you'd really like to talk about something far more important-- there are so many topics to choose from, take your pick! And if you need to talk about Dean, try highlighting some of the other smart, biting things he has said, such as "The chairman of the Republican Party has made a big deal out of attracting African-American voters. This is a litmus test. If you don't support the extention of the Voting Rights Act, you don't have the right to walk into a black church and show your face," or this, "My view is FOX News is a propaganda outlet for the Republican Party and I don't comment on FOX News."

It's moments like this when its clear why Dems have such a hard time making political gains-- they really don't know how to play the damn game. Republicans only attack their own when it is politically necessary. (See Trent Lott.) Have you noticed that they keep a united front unless it's something serious?

Update: Maybe this is what Dean was getting at-- 74% of Republicans self-identify as "white Christian" while 49% of Democrats self-identify as something other than "white Christian."

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