Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Too far gone

Is anyone else concerned that, with each passing day, the liklihood of Iraq working in the Republicans' favor in the midterms is actually increasing? I'm not sure I buy this myself, but if we accept the following, it looks ominous.
1) The situation in Iraq, and the Middle-East in general, is getting worse daily;
2) The Democrats' biggest political weakness is still their inability to define a clear alternative message;
3) Whatever solution there may be to the problems in the Middle-East will not be easily encapsulated in a dramatic sound byte.
Even if the Democrats manage to come up with good candidates around the country this year, and even if there is 80% dissatisfaction with the Republican handling of the war, national security, and general domestic policy, I still think we're going to fall victim to the "Well, you don't know how to fix it either" strategy. 

2 Comments:

Blogger 23skidoo said...

Yeah, I think I'm a green anarchist. I'm in good company as a evolutionary, as Lenin also had legal training, and of course Marx was a philosopher. I know there are others, but I can't think of who. Guevarra was pretty well educated as well.
Time to dig out the punk music. Now listening to some Mission of Burma, Stiff Little Fingers, Mclusky (as always), and Sex Pistols when I'm too intoxicated to mind their small-minded idiocy.

3:45 PM  
Blogger 23skidoo said...

that was supposed to say "revolutionary," not "evolutionary." Can you type a Freudian slip?

3:46 PM  

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