The Democrats’ Lament

The Democrats’ Lament


I hear ya fellow Democrats:

Democrats, after 11 years as the minority party in Congress, still can’t get it right with their own voters, a poll shows.

By objecting to virtually every initiative and proposal of the Bush administration and congressional Republican majority, Democrats are undermining their party’s chances of regaining the majority this fall, the John Zogby poll of 1,039 likely voters suggests.

What will they do? That’s the trillion dollar question.

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  • Lonely Federalist

    Well, if it’s any consolation…Zogby’s been off his game for oh…about 6 years now. So he could be wrong.

    But I don’t think he is.

    I’ve been saying for a while now that the best thing going for the Republicans is the Democrats.

    I keep waiting for anything resembling the Donks’ Contract With America, SOMETHING that shows they have something to offer, something to strive for, something other than “NO! NO! NO!”

    I’ve seen more positive potential out of you, Justin, since I’ve been lurking her, than I have from your party’s collective elected representation. And you bug the bejeezes out of me, what with you never having seen a problem (real or imagined) that you couldn’t set up a government program to fix (financed by revoking a tax cut you think is unnecessary). But at least you offer SOMETHING.

    Hopefully you and your guys will apply the pressure to get some responsible Donks in office.

    Every election is a chance to start anew.

    And both parties will be stronger for it when you guys get back on your game.

  • Jonathon York

    This may be an overstatement of the obvious, but in order to get responsible partisans in office, the Democratic party will have to broaden its appeal. No interstate political party in the United States can become a majority without a strong interstate coalition. Look at the more stable ideological parties, such as the Conservative Party of New York, the Libertarian Party, and the Wisconsin Progressives. Unless a party can move beyond ideological ‘purity’, it will have a hard time gaining a following.