In it, I will post some links from Political Outsider four years and one month ago.
I am doing this to gloat, but also to make some serious political points, which I will think of later.
History Please Forgive Us.
This just about says it all.
He was right.
For all you lefties out there here is what you should be worried about: Bush was as 'damaged goods' as he could be, what with Farenheit 911, Richard Clark, Paul O'Neil, and a partidge in a pear tree casting EVERY dispersion on his methods and intentions that could have POSSIBLY been cast.
What do you think the score would have been had Iraq been going well? Where do you think the country is aligned right-left if you remove the strife surrounding the war on terror and Micheal Moore's mental mastrubation? I'll bet it's not a 51-48 split -- the country is shifting to the right regardless what John Bonjovi and 'The Boss' tells you what to think.
He was wrong.
It's morning in America!
He was wrong.
What does this mean for Democrats?
This is fantastic.
An excellent prediction.
groverat, aka FUCKING NOSTRADAMUS
We will have a black male president before we have a female president, you can bet the house on that. Anyone who has paid even the tiniest bit of attention to America's history with regard to race and gender relations would know that.
It's going to take a long time, though. At least 20 years.
Ah, midwinter, my friend, my friend. Here is a hug.
Ai ai. Irony is a harsh mistress.
Candidates for 2008
THIS THREAD IS GOLD.
And finally. READ THIS. Here is SDW2001 with a post that explains why the Republican Party are currently fucked, and will remain fucked for as long as Sarah Palin 'enthuses the base', but why they will kick arse in eight years time with someone you have never heard of:
I consider you to be an intelligent person, and a thoughtful one. However, I cannot understand why both you and others on the left refuse, absolutely REFUSE to see the problems in the Democratic Party.
Let me elaborate: One could argue that the worst form of failure involves denying the failure exists at all. This was what happened in 2000 and 2002 with the Democratic party. They said that they just didn't get their message out, blamed 9/11, Bush's popularity, etc. Fortunately, the Democratic party has now moved on to the next worst form of failure: Realizing there is a problem but not being able to figure out what it is.
For the Democratic party to succeed, it MUST admit that it has left its constituients, not vice versa. I read a lot of opinions on the subject of the last few elections and their meaning for the Dems, and most of them that are written by liberals tend to blame the most recent loss on message making, the candidate, the Republican political machine, the religious right, vote counting conspiracy, and of course the tried and true tactic of claiming racial discrimination and gender discrimination.
None of these touch the real issue: The party does not stand for what the majority of Americans want it to stand for. That's the ballgame. Oh sure, political attitudes change. Yes, the Republicans did a great job of turnout and had the advantage of incumbency and war. Yeah...Kerry was a weak candidate. But it's all incidental. It's the party itself that is the problem. It's no longer a national force, and it's important to understand why so the problem can be fixed. Yes, I would like to see a strong Democratic party, but as I've said, it's not going to happen until the party completely remakes itself.
So please, enough with the charges of voter intimidation (do you really believe it happens...can you prove it?), vote counts being wrong, the south and bible belt being backward, the country being "fucked up" as I believe you said on election night. Please realize that trumptman is 100% correct: People that used to be Democrats because they HAD to be are leaving the party becuase it no longer represents them. It's not the people that need to change, it's the party that lost the election. That's how representative Democracy works.
It's not for the elected leaders to "make their message" better (i.e. push it down the electorate's throat). The Dems need REAL and LASTING change...change that fits the will of the majority of the people of the country*