Monday, March 21, 2005
Lambs To The Slaughter
The primary criticism of President Bush in the last election cycle was that he was dumb, too simplistic. John Kerry, on the other hand was smart and "nuanced." So, what does Dean say about his stewardship of the Democrat party?
One major reason his party lost the 2004 race to the "brain-dead" Republicans is that it has a "tendency to explain every issue in half an hour of detail," Dean told the semi-annual meeting of Democrats Abroad, which brought about 150 members from Canada and 30 other countries to the Toronto for two days.I can't even get insulted by the "brain-dead" crack given the sheer inanity of the idea. They really do want it both ways, we're stupid, but we know too much detail.
But that is not the best part, oh no. Check this out.
"I'm going to be very disciplined about how we deliver messages. We can have policy deliberations in rooms like this. On TV, we have to be very focused."This from internet "master" Howard Dean? What does he think just happened to Eason Jordan?
First of all, I am reading quotes from him that he made in a "room like this." And now I am blogging about it. More than likely someone will read it and they will blog about, and so forth and so on until what was said in that small room becomes actual news. This was THE GREAT CONCLUSION from the Eason Jordan affair -- everything is on the record now, everything.
But there is just one final bit I have to pick on.
It will be difficult to win over the many Americans who appear to disagree with Democratic policies on social and moral issues, such as abortion, he said."Appear to disagree?" "Talk differently?" It's not possible that the majority of Americans actually disagree? What the Dems should have learned from the last election is that they need a "paradigm shift." Instead they are talking about re-packaging. Calling a buggy-whip a "motive transportation device" is not going to sell anymore of them.
"The majority is on our side. We need to figure out how to talk differently about these issues."
But then, I am a Republican so if they really want to get beat up that badly again, who am I to argue? Thanks Howard.