Originally Posted by midwinter
I agree on all points aside from the slight complaint about my condescension. I will continue to mock whoever deserves it, and "BUT BILL CLINTON!" deserves nothing but contempt. Especially when I said I didn't care for the Clintons' politics. But any individual who admits that he carried water for politicians he didn't believe in deserves nothing but repudiation. And individuals who can posit nothing beyond "Edwards is a faggot" do not deserve to be taken seriously AT ALL. Individuals who take Clinton's shitty speech out of context do not deserve to be taken seriously.
But yes. Clinton's strategy of triangulation brought the Democratic party to the edge of the abyss. The left wing of it is fighting to bring it back (the DLC should be taken to the nearest boat and shipped off to wherever is uncomfortable). And you are correct that Bush has done the same for the right. This presidency has been an absolute disaster, and anyone who argues otherwise does not deserve to be taken seriously. What makes matters worse for Bush is that I'm increasingly coming to believe that "incompetence" is actually a fallback position for when their policies fail.
I just want to talk about ISSUES. And this Clinton bad-southern-accent-thing is not an issue.
If it's just an affectation, as some claim, it is no issue. I agree. But I've grown weary of the she-Clinton trying to appear to be what she is not... just as those of us down here in Texas know that Bush would not know the first thing to do on a horse before he became governor. Hillary has to swing left to get the nom, then swing center to get the office. Just like Bush and the right. At least to Bush's credit, he did in office almost exactly what he said he would, and did not get elected on someone else's platform.
Coulter is an idiot. She and Al Franken should be both thrown under the bus. There is no reason to defend the indefensible. Maybe we can get Biden to certify him a "Clean" gay. Who knows.
How about mocking no one and seeing where others are coming from? Just an idea...