OC Weekly helps the Dems find their spines

Earlier this week Jim Washburn from the OC Weekly posted a web article titled Dem Bones.

We need to pay attention, speak up and make sure our representatives represent us. And I apologize to my Green pals, but that means investing some effort into the Democratic Party. Good friends think I’m deluded to not see that the Dems are only another head of the same monster. Even if that’s the case, the party’s been home to enough grand exceptions—Feingold, Dennis Kucinich and the late Paul Wellstone among them—that it’s not hopeless. Many others in the party are an admixture of decency and cynical pragmatism, and a couple of those, notably Joe Biden, might even make good presidents.

But even if Dick Cheney’s caught hunting human babies for their meat, the Republicans might prevail in the fall elections, because Democrats are so very good at losing.
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With a history of losing elections, you’d think Democrats would at least want the satisfaction of being right when they lose. It’s time they tackled previously unassailable issues, like the military budget. If we cut it in half, we’d still have by far the world’s most expensive military; we could use the money to start fixing problems at home, and we might be less inclined to go to war. When your only tool’s a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. If we invested more in diplomacy and the common good, war might be able to stay in the toolbox.

[OC Weekly]

  7 comments for “OC Weekly helps the Dems find their spines

  1. May 8, 2006 at 10:39 am

    The assertion that Democrats have spines is simply ridiculous.

    Sure, we conservatives have our Cunninghams, our Limbaughs and our Cheneys, but that doesn’t mean that you LIBERALS are any better than us.

    You’re invertebrates. Just like everyone else. Get over it.

    Warmly yours,
    Pete Fundy
    Senior Editorial Writer
    OCLegend.Com

  2. May 8, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    Pete, if you add one word to your response, I’d agree with you Pete. The word I would add is “politician” after the words liberal and conservative.

    Most American politicians are weak and stand for very little.

    I doubt that when Mike posted an article that said “democrats are so very good at losing” that he was trying to say that liberals are superior people.

  3. May 8, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    Donald Dunn makes an interesting point, although I believe it was purely unintentional on his part.

    Are Democrats “good at losing” or do Republicans simply run a tighter ship more often than not?

    Don’t take Pete Fundy’s word for it. Ask the hordes of Democrats who vote for Republican presidential candidates. There’s more of these people that you can shake a stick at, and I think that speaks volumes.

    Warmly yours,
    Pete Fundy
    Senior Editorial Writer
    OCLegend.Com

  4. May 8, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    Pete,

    The comment wasn’t mine, it was in Mike’s post.

    Which presidential candidate were you talking about? I know that in the last presidential election only 11% of Dems voted for Bush. I know that doesn’t count as a horde. CNN Numbers

  5. May 9, 2006 at 8:28 am

    All of the problems currently faced by the Bush administration can clearly be traced back to the failed policies of Bill Clinton.

    If we as a society have a hard time accepting this, it’s only because we’re still getting over the cigar incident.

    Warmly yours,
    Pete Fundy
    Senior Editorial Writer
    OCLegend.Com

  6. May 9, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    Hahaha…I notice that you didn’t answer my question.

  7. May 17, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    Hahaha? There’s no one named Hahaha here, Davis.

    The real issue is defending America from LIBERALISM and what I, Pete Fundy, have dubbed “Countryrot.”

    Warmly yours,
    Pete Fundy
    Senior Editorial Writer
    OCLegend.Com

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