I have, before me, two articles from Friday’s New YorkTimes, which illustrate precisely why Sarah Palin will be our next president (following John’s brief tenure).
On Page One, we learn that, “Obama Raises Level of Attacks as Party Frets.” In the second paragraph the article makes the unbelievable statement that, “Mr. McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin of Alaska as is running mate and the resulting jolt of energy among Republican voters appear to have caught Mr. Obama and his advisors by surprise.”
Were these people even watching the RNC? It took them this long to realize they had a problem?
The moment that woman stepped up to the podium you could see she was going to give them a run for their money. She has “Mrs.-American-Housewife-who’s-going-to- teach-all-those-stupid-males-in-Washington-some-manners” written all over her. As I mentioned previously, she is a Teflon Magnolia. The more the left dumps on her, the stronger she becomes.
Obama should have realized he had a problem the minute she opened her mouth.
But he didn’t and the reason is found in an article on Page A17 of the same edition in which the House Den Mother, Nancy Pelosi, reverses her long-standing opposition to offshore drilling and says, well, maybe they can allow it if the Republicans agree to break an agreement she wants them to make vis-à-vis clean energy.
The inherent weakness of the Democratic Party is expressed in the following paragraph:
[A] concerted Republican assault over domestic oil production and the threat of a political backlash from financially pressed motorists have Democrats poised to embrace a fundamental shift in energy policy.
Now, George, you know and I know that this flap over offshore drilling is a scam. It’s going to be ten to twenty years before they find the goddamn oil, and when they do, it’s will have no impact on the price of gasoline.
However, Democrats are so rattled that it never occurs to them to plant their environmental toe in the Republican groin. I mean, they could have made your minions look like complete dolts who don’t know a drill ship from an oil platform.
But, it’s so much easier to fold your tents and slink off into the horizon while the Republicans frame the narrative.
The only conclusion I can draw from all this is that the Democrats aren’t that interested in winning. We don’t have an election; we have a highly structured Kabuki Drama in which the outcome is preordained from the moment the curtain rises.
The truth is that the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) is more interested in maintaining the status quo than it is in winning. Win or lose, it makes no difference to them as long as corporate funds continue to fill their coffers as payment for their deftness at quashing any sort of movement for radical change.
They stand to make a fortune on this election.