Friday, September 22, 2006

Democrats Playing Dress-Up

"It's as painful to witness as seeing a fat man dance Swan Lake."

You may be wondering where the Democrats have been hiding while the three or four so-called 'moderate' Republicans left in Congress were busy figuring out how to approve torture as a matter of American law and morality. Well, it seems they've been closeted with some Madison Avenue salesmen and pricey Beltway campaign consultants; the kind who consistently advise Democrats to dress up like Republicans so they can lose another election.

What has emerged from the closet this time is one of the most insipid campaign slogans in modern political history: "A new direction." Howard Dean mentions a "new direction" twice in today's Wall Street Journal, if you don't count the headline. On last night's News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Nancy Polosi used that exact phrase thirteen times.

Count 'em! Thirteen! She mindlessly repeated that vacuous phrase so many times in so many contexts that one half-expected if Lehrer had asked her where to find the men's room, she would have answered "New direction."

It's been said before, but it needs to be repeated: Democrats never are less convincing than when they try to imitate repulsively cynical Republican campaign tactics. It's as painful to witness as seeing a fat man dance Swan Lake.

Modern-day Republicans are good at coming up with meaningless rhetoric and misleading campaign slogans. Remember "No more nation building"? Republicans have elevated hypocrisy to a political art form. When Democrats indulge in it, they just come off looking like, well, hypocrites.

Modern-day Republicans follow the phony "Twelve Rules of Perception." They're terrific at pretending to be as tough as John Wayne in a war movie, even though most of their top office holders are chickenhawks -- as was John Wayne himself. Democrats -- even the authentic war heroes among them like George McGovern and John Kerry-- for some reason just can't bring themselves to speechify convincingly about the joys of waging war and nuking the Earth.

Republicans shamelessly claim to be doing "god's work" as they bankrupt the government treasury and rake in the bribes. Apparently, Democrats just can't pray loud enough in a public enough way to qualify for secular office.

All that Democrats can do is govern efficiently, avoid reckless foreign policies, preserve constitutional liberties, and make sure the nation lives within its means. In this day and age, apparently that's not enough.

1 comment:

pensacola voter said...

We finally have a credible and strong candidate to upseat Holly Benson this November, her name is ELIZABETH CAMPBELL.
Holly Benson has done nothing but pander to her mothers needs at the ECUA and her fathers medical cronies at Baptist Hospital for the last six years. She's taken tons of cash from dog and horse racers and breeders, and even tried to slip $310,000.00 to the dog track locally (even though it's out of her district). She's all about privatizing medicaid, which as you know means 'for profit' for all the medical PAC interests that seem to be the bulk of her funding.
Holly loves to reimburse her mother big $$$ for 'consulting fees' out of her campaign monies(bet my mom would like to get paid for giving me advice!), and spends more time sipping latte's at the local book store or martini's at a downtown pub than working.
Elizabeth Campbell is going to take back what is a democratic district and truely represent ALL the constituents, regardless of party affiliation, not just rubber stamping along party lines like Benson has for six years.
Liz is a NAVY CHIEF, if that means anything to you. She knows how to take care of all her wards, without bias or favoritism. 22 years in the Navy has fostered a command of diplomacy, honor and fairness that Benson sorely lacks.
Liz Campbell is a no nonsence, get the job done, work-a-holic, who has opted to continue to serve her country, this time in the Florida House.
Is it for the money? No. She holds a double Masters in Aeronautical Science with additional studies in Political Science. So needless to say, NASA and RAYTHEON and the six figure salaries were not as important as making sure we all get a fair shake.
Vote for ELIZABETH CAMPBELL this November 7th. I know I am...
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It will be the best choice for district 3.
Oh, and pass this along... word of mouth will help Liz Campbell win this fall.