The Facts of Life
Hesiod sits the DC Dems and tries to explain the facts of life to them:
The Default mode of the majority of US voters has now shifted from “Democrat” to “Republican.” This means that, absent extraordinary circumstances such as a national security clusterfuck (like Iraq) or an economic disaster, the voters are going to choose the Republicans every time.
It used to be the other way around. It used to be that the only way Republicans could win elections was when the Democrats royally screwed up, or there was a serious national problem.
Now it is the Democrats that are put into the perverse position of benefitting from hard times.
The object of the Democratic party, therefore, MUST be to shift the default mode of the electorate BACK to “Democrat.” And to do that, they cannot be a bunch of PUSSIES!
I hate putting it that way, but that is EXACTLY how the Democrats looked when they attacked Howard Dean. And the meme is just getting started.
Democrats no longer control the agenda and it will be some time before they do so again. But the trip back to the promised land will be delayed by the idiots who think the way to electoral gold is to attack their fellow Dems with Republican talking points.
No one is saying that we should never be critical of Dean. I have been critical of Dean. But don't do it in such a way that it helps the Republicans for God's sake!