Probing the Brains of the Dems
Peggy Noonan has an excellent article on the myopia from which many in the political class suffer.
The best point, however was the hypothetical speech from Bush, making much the same in the way of hysterical remarks about the Democrats.
As I've said in the past, these particular Democrats are the 60s generation that never gave up on the idea that WE need to be governed by THEM. They know better than we what is good for us, and they are determined to force it on us until we like it.
And they're losing the battle for people's hearts and minds. They were impudent and obnoxios then, and they are much the same way now. They throw tantrums when they don't get their way, which is largely thanks to Dr. Benjamin Spock who told the parents to spoil the Baby Boomers. The Dems are doing the adult version of it. Dean makes bombastic statements about Republicans which are heard by swing voters whose votes he is trying to win for 2006 and 2008 for his party. The swing voters who might be white and Christian might not want to hear that they never did an honest day's work in their lives. They probably don't think that it's proper to hate Republicans. And yes, they probably think that it shows a remarkable lack of taste to joke that Republicans would have to lure the hotel housekeeping staff into a meeting room to get blacks to their functions (because Howard must think that that's where blacks always are).
And the former First Lady's remarks are equally delightful. Her accusation that the president is consolidating and abusing power to further his own ends comes from the mouth of one who knows much about the abuse of power. And as I noted here, Hillary is an expert at it, so the president should consider it a compliment from a pro.
This is pure desperation, it's hilarious, and it's only going to get better as we get closer to 2006. You might want to turn the volume down on your TVs, and make sure that Howard Dean gets a 7 second delay.