Friday, January 27, 2006

Dude, get out of my head

Wherein I agree with about 95% of what he says

For a fence sitter like me, Stephen Green makes a couple goods points about the Democrats:

What do you do with a broken party
In the space of 48 hours, the three top Democrats for 2008 proved themselves to have all the staying power of a nervous virgin on the set of a porn shoot.

If this is how the Democrats play when not much seems to be going well for Bush, then they're toast. It's too soon to predict exactly what will happen in 2008. But if today is any indication, then I can make a confident prediction about this year's midterm election: The Republicans will gain a seat or two in the Senate, and at the very least hold even in the House.

Late Night Rambling
I just don't know what to do with the Democrats.

Look at me.* I'm pro-choice. I support gay marriage. I think porn is OK and that drugs (which aren't OK) ought to be legal. My taste in music and movies and entertainers are a lot more New York and LA than they are Nashville or Branson.

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Democrats: I'm your target voter! Appeal to me! I'm sick of the Republicans already! Don't make me perform impossible physical acts! Please!

But they won't listen and, come November, I'll vote for a bunch of Republicans again. (Although I'll probably leave a bunch of choices blank.) I'll feel bad about it, of course, but I'd feel even worse if I voted for a Democrat.

And I'm their target voter. Sheesh.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pooh said...

Out of curiousity, what do you want from the Dems? Clearly "Objectively better than the other guy" isn't enough (for the public as a whole at least). So what do you need to see? Not that I'm thinking of running of course...

1/27/2006 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

As I see little difference between dems and repubs and I read your comment as saying you find dems "Clearly Objectively better than" repubs, so I doubt I could give you a satisfactory answer.

I vote the person, not the party. If I can't find a person I like, I sit that vote out. I'll try to work on a response over the weekend.

1/27/2006 03:06:00 PM  
Blogger Pooh said...

Heh, that does indicate something of a bias on my part, doesn't it? In reality I'm something of a centrist (on every 'survey' thing I've taken, I come out slightly left-libertarian). But based on the information available, the GoP sucks at governing. Admittedly, I was really too young to know or care during the 90's, but I don't remember the Dems being as actively bad on as many fronts.

Plus, I remember hearing someone say that a good idea doesn't need lies told about it to sell. 'Lie' may be an expansive term, but the point holds, I feel.

1/27/2006 04:05:00 PM  

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