Masters of cliche
Mike Flugennock writes:
...Michael Moore's getting totally down on the Democrats -- again. "Disgusting," he sez here. So, will he get so pissed off that he campaigns for the Greens again, costs the Donkeycrats the White House in '12, and publicly apologizes in four years -- again -- in time to tell us all to vote for Hillary in '16, no matter what? One can only hope.I guess we should be glad that Moore has rounded a bend. The last few days seem to have done that for a good many people.
Sorry, I'm still on my first beer. Here's the "offending" link:
But it's a long long road a-windin'. Here's Moore's incisive analysis:
... the Democrats are essentially a bunch of wimps. They don’t have the guts. They don’t have the courage of their own convictions. They’re disgusting. I’m embarrassed. I want really nothing to do with them. And if they don’t find their spine, well, they’re in for a huge surprise in November.It can't be said too often that this is just dead wrong. The Democrats aren't cowards, they aren't stupid. They're just doing their job, and doing it quite well.
Moore is not alone; many people have this picture of the Democratic party -- they mean well, but then they lose their nerve.
Wrong. They don't mean well, and they hardly ever lose their nerve. They're the understudy to the Republicans' prima donna, the hyaena to the Republicans' tiger. Not identical, but complementary. They take up the slack, hold the position, keep the chair warm, enjoy the leavings of the tiger's kill while the tiger sleeps it off.
They are not the Gazelle Party.
It's time, I guess, for my annual reference to the ratchet effect.