Kevin Drum says, “screw the youth vote.”
The hypoxia over at DU and dailykos right now is just delicious.
“Howard Dean for DNC Chair.”
Classy and stupid. Now that the Dem’s have lost the majority in the country in a Presidential election, lost more seats in the House & Senate, lost the majority of Governorships, lost the majority of state governments, maybe it’s bloody time to wake up and smell the coffee. From this article will they? Nope. It all comes down to squeaking out a few more votes in close elections… BS.
The Dems just don’t get it. They lost despite Bush being a weak candidate and the MSM pulling for Kerry and the lingering hangover from the 1990s dot-com bubble bursting and the muddiness of Iraq (not a quagmire, just some hard slogging.)
Now I voted for Bush in Ohio, and against the gay marriage ban, but Bush won by about 1.5%, while the marriage ban won by almost 2 to 1. That should tell the Democrats that they need to move more towards the center and away from the left wing of their party. A personally decent, non-slick, hawkish guy could have won handily. Unfortunately they didn’t want Lieberman.
Robert, same here…..
I am hard GOP I may well have pulled the lever for Joe Lieberman because I think the GOP is drifting too close to the left.
Any critical analysis of this election will lead intelligent donks to the conlusion they need to come back to at least within 20% of the center.
The moonbats turn off more than they gain the mules.
Sorry, Lieberman was not the person at this time even tho he would have run.
Can’t have a Jew at the top for diplomatic reasons yet.
The “screw the youth vote” comment looks to me as if it just may have been made tongue-in-cheek. At least Kevin is perceptive enough to recognize that the youth vote wasn’t a help to the Kerry campaign. I think that we conservatives have won for a long, long time. The youngest baby-boomers are forty. The oldest are fifty-eight. They and their elders are, I think, still the bedrock of support for left-wing candidates, and they’re starting to die off in significant numbers. I’d probably be happier about that if I weren’t a baby-boomer myself, but I’m still happy about it. Demographics are on our side. The ability to appoint federal judges and, for example, members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Mary Frances Berry’s term expires in three months, I think, which makes me very happy) is on our side.
Bush has been re-elected and there isn’t going to be a draft. I wonder how the kids Kerry scaremongered about the draft will react to Democrats scaremongering about something else next election?
I’m sure Kos would if he could, some of them are very attractive.
Actually Sandy P. it almost would have been worth it to see the left (the world as well as the US) twist itself in knots: the President is a Democrat. Yea! But he’s a Jew! oh my God, the Jews do control the US! But he’s a Democrat!
Heads would explode.
Robert, Lieberman is a Democrat, but not a leftist. They’d hate him as much as Bush, without regard to the little “D”.
Thanks for suggesting voting a straight ticket.
I took time to check out the GOP candidates in my area, to make sure they weren’t nuts, then voted straight down the line.
I think Kevin actually has some perspective here; the real shriekers are the young ‘uns who aren’t old enough to remember how the Dems got out of the hole they were in during the 80s (although Krugman should be fun to listen to). Oliver Willis is talking impeachment already.
There is a youth vote, but they are marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen.
I suspect that once again, the Koolaide faithful will miss the larger picture. Drum laments that his side was only 1% away from the White House – this ignores, of course, the fact that President (and President-elect) GW Bush is only 1% away in Wisconsin and 1% away in New Hampshire from a sizable electoral win.
I guess a look in the mirror is out of the question for these folks…
And did the Big Mac Addict explain how that was going to be accomplished, with a Republican majority in both House and Senate? Fairies, perhaps?
They need to understand it wasn’t about turnout, or the youth vote, or us understanding.
We understood. We rejected their message. We rejected their messenger.
Was I dreaming,. or were you drunk blogging about Obama’s wife’s many orifices??? *tsk tsk*
I think the Dems last ditch strategies at getting the youth vote were questionable, at best. Show up on campus with Bruce and Bon Jovi? Has either of those guys had a hit since the 1980
For all the talk about the youth vote – guess what? I AM the youth vote – 24, single, female – shit, I even live in Boston – and I voted for Bush. Not only that, I was compelled to vote, even though I knew my vote effectively made no difference in Massachusetts, because I DIDN’T want a change in the White House. So much for liberal prognosication abt. the youth vote, and high turnout because people wanted ‘change’.
I posted a long note to Josh. The gist was they are going to continue to lose until they stop trying to pull a Daschle, and talk one way while governing another. While also pointing out that the biggest difference between the two parties is that the Republican’s programs (see welfare reform, vouchers) actually work. And Bush has big enough numbers that he’s going to be able to push Republican programs, and expose the scaremongering as the bullshit that it is.
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