LULU by John Linton Roberson (c) 2012.
I Didn't Write That!
25 September 2010
  Why Do Democrats Want To Throw Away Power?

This election. These Democrats. It's theirs to lose. Seriously, if the Democrats weren't scared of their own shadow, the GOP really couldn't be making this easier for them. Look at the monstrous GOP candidates.

Actually, you can't help it, because the Democrats themselves are barely making us aware who their own are, preferring in ads to weakly (if at all) attack the other side, but also merely increasing the opponents' name visibility at the expense of their own most of the time. Tell me who's running against Joe Miller or Christine O'Donnell without looking it up. But I'll bet you can name three more Republican candidates besides the two I just mentioned without a problem. Well, that is a problem, isn't it?

This week, the Democrats decided, as they did with DADT the week before, to give up without a fight on the issue of giving the middle class tax cuts. Because somehow they thought giving most voters tax cuts would hurt them in the election. They fear the ads. But they also forget that now the Republicans can run whatever speculative ads they wish on the issue and the Democrats can only counter that they gave up. Once the GOP takes power again they will immediately make the Bush upper-bracket tax cuts permanent, and the Democrats will have lost the chance forever. Why? They think they have a good thing going with all these crazy GOP candidates and why rock the boat? The Democrats think people are pleased with them and that they barely have to campaign. The Democrats, in short, are letting this happen, because fighting for anything seems beneath them. Perhaps too political? They're happy to leave the fighting to the Republicans. No one ever lost, they assume, by relying on the informed voter to take up the slack.

And now the final piss on our heads: the Republicans, who have obscured everything that was in the health reform act to the point that--well, I couldn't tell you what's in it exactly and be sure without a cheat sheet; will now take credit for all the stuff they made sure people didn't know about the act. Much of which took effect this week, not that you'd know, because the White House barely said anything about it, as though they're ashamed of having made it so kids can't be taken off the plan, or so pre-existing conditions can't prevent you from getting a policy. Because people would hate to know that.

And the Democrats, who failed to educate the public about the act or to take any credit for it in any visible way, will...lose. They will lose. They lost this week, possibly, with the tax cut vote, which proved that, even with a popular issue the other side might have caved on, they have no will to fight and don't even seem to take their precious majority--which will be in nicely unused mint condition when given to the GOP, who will then begin with wiping their asses with it--seriously.

I think we're done already, though everyone should vote just the same. I hope not, but I think we are.

One side are evil bastards, the other are weak, cowardly, and perhaps just stupid. I don't like where that leads us. I don't like that Obama has been so feckless that not only is he defaulting the country back to the people who wrecked it, but to the worst version of it in my lifetime. I imagine the Republicans themselves have trouble believing how easy he's making this for them.

And Democrats can attack me for saying all this, and blame people like me for undermining the president when the election is lost. But I still intend to vote. You enablers who only try to shut up your own side, it's your fault the Democratic Party's unwarranted, lazy overconfidence will lose the election, if it's anyone's on this side.

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