On Worthless Democrats

2 comments October 31st, 2007at 07:30pm Posted by Eli

I used to think that it didn’t really make much difference whether a House or Senate seat was held by a fake Democrat or a real Republican, and the only benefit of the latter was if they got there by beating one of the former. I don’t want Democrats to believe that acting like Republicans is the key to electoral victory, you see. I would, however, prefer to retain a majority in at least one house, so that Democrats will have subpoena power to investigate the Bush administration’s many crimes.

But the latest anti-progressive Democratic outrage (by Harry Reid this time), solidified a change of my mind. I now believe that fake Democrats are far, far worse than real Republicans, regardless of how the latter got there. My reason is very simple, and very cynical: They poison the Democratic brand. They feed the destructive narrative that there’s no real difference between the two parties, they’re all corporate whores, so why bother voting for either of them.

On the surface, it sounds like I’m willing to cede control of the Congress to the Republicans for the sake of marketing, but the Democrats have already ceded that control – what more do we have to lose?

In addition, I am starting to believe that subpoena power is very much a mixed blessing: On the one hand, yes, Waxman and Leahy have uncovered a lot of administration horrors. But on the other hand, they have been unable to get beyond the Sternly Worded Letter and Unheeded Subpoena phase of their investigations. The real dirt remains covered, and the many criminals of BushCo. remain unaccountabilized.

The resulting message is that Republicans are corrupt, and Democrats can’t do anything about it. That’s not exactly an inspiring Election Day pitch: “We’re counting on you to get rid of the Republicans, because we sure can’t!”

Better Democrats, please.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Politics


  • 1. Cujoo359  |  November 1st, 2007 at 12:41 am

    You’re not going to get an argument from me on this one. This is the problem I’ve been seeing – how do you get people to come out to vote, let alone do the research to find out which party or candidate more closely represents their views, when it looks like there’s really no difference anyway? Reid’s useless, as is much of the Democratic Congressional leadership.

  • 2. Cavalor Epthith, Esquire  |  November 1st, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Patience, my dear. Patience. The fix is in to a degree because Bush knows that the real criminal dope is in the e-mails and he also knows that there is too much time on the clock for him to stall. At some point to avoide criminal prosecution after he is out of office he will have to make some concessions one of those concessions may be acting like a fool so the Democrats [who are more afraid of a terror attack in the US now than the GOP is] can point and go “see we told you he was insane!”

    If all of that is a bunch of rot the economy will sink the GOp who will likely trot their economic advisor out on the White House lawn where he will bite the heads off squirrels until the red light goes on a top the camera and he says the only words in English that he knows, “We have a robust economy that is growing and creating jobs every month and we have had 50 consecutive months of job growth more than any other administration ever.” Rinse, repeat.

    The there’s that waterboarding thing . . .

    I swear a demon journalist’s job is never done.

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