I've been laughing my ass off reading Ezra Klein's piece about a FOX News Democratic "
consultant" hack called: The Worst Op-Ed I've Read In A Long Time.
It's almost a parody of the pernicious Democratic consultant. There's no core convictions, no policy preferences, no belief in Democratic ideas, no thoughts about how to lead public opinion, a fetish for bipartisanship, a willingness to ignore the ongoing sins of the Republicans and abandon popular progressive legislation, and an attempt to convince the Democratic Party that it's actual position is weaker than it is and compromise must start now. That he's not backed up by the facts of the poll nor the facts of Medicare Part D don't stop him in the least. This is very genuinely one of the worst opinion pieces I've ever encountered.
Why is Ezra so mean? Talk about a loser. I wonder if he'll cry to the Washington Post that we were "uncivil" to him.
Matt Stoller continues with posting his 2006 elction advice:
The 2006 Congressional elections thus far are a missed opportunity for Democrats to lay out an agenda for change that both unifies the party and presents them to the electorate as the logical (and acceptable) alterative to what the Republicans are offering America today.
Unfortunately, the Democrats have simply not done a credible job defining who they are or what they stand for. Their rationale today is simply a litany of individual top scoring policy proposals, and not an agenda to move the country forward by addressing the common good.
How did that work out, Doug? Another Beltway consultant that could care less about reality based Americans, but still collects a huge paycheck...Matt continues:
I enjoyed this prediction.
In order for Democrats to fully benefit politically from Republican failures and begin to position themselves for success in 2008, their Common Good agenda must address these matters and move away from the pie-in-the-sky political rhetoric that promises healthcare and college for all. The consensus in the minds of the public is to move away from policies that seek to redistribute wealth and pursue market based solutions instead.
Sounds like a Conservative to me....Anyway---Markos got an email about his book that is hilarious. I get these all the time from Liebracrats...