The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Thursday, November 04, 2004

              Soul Searching
Despite the loss that the Democrats suffered this past Tuesday, they still do not seem to get it. They continue to not see that the reason they lost. Nancy Pelosi's statement is a perfect illustration of that:
"It's not about soul-searching...It may be about how we can educate the American people more clearly on the difference between Democrats and Republicans."
This is the continuation of the belief that Americans are just too stupid to understand that the Democratic program is what is best for them, that by voting Republican they are voting against their own self-interest. After decisively losing the last two elections in both the Executive as well as the Legislative branch, maybe its time to rethink. Perhaps ts not that the American people don't vote for Democrats because they don't understand the Democratic platform, perhaps they understand all too well and don't accept it. In the words of Zell Miller
"When will national Democrats sober up and admit that that dog won't hunt?. Secular socialism, heavy taxes, big spending, weak defense, limitless lawsuits and heavy regulation - that pack of beagles hasn't caught a rabbit in the South or Midwest in years."
Maybe its time for the Democrats to retire Bob Shrum and his losing (0-8) message of populism.
|| Nudnik 10:33 AM
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