Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The message

From Ezra at Pandagon:

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That's mostly right. The real challenge for the left is making people care about anything once it slips off the front page. Hey America? What happened to those stolen munitions? What about that bureaucrat who got browbeat into concealing the true cost of Medicare? Come to think of it, who did out Valerie Plame? What was all that stuff about Tom DeLay's ethics? Didn't the troops need more armor or something? And wasn't there some controversy over Bush knowingly using bad intelligence to lead us to war?

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See, we're back to business as usual at Democratic Headquarters. Who's doing any yelling besides the bloggers? Seems like the nitwits in Congress are all on their knees with their mouths open, waiting to fellate the Repubs for any little crumbs they might magnanimously decide to throw across the aisle. WTF? Did we just wipe the memory banks, and the slate, clean after 2 November? Is there anybody on our side who can get a message out there and make it stick? I mean, can we hire the Swift Boat Liars' media guy? Because he sure got that bullshit out and made it stick. And when Steve Gillard says:

Wow, I'm not the only one who thinks she's both incompetent and an idiot. If she can't explain a core belief of the people who pay her, then why the fuck are they paying her?

She is simply not competent at her job and no one will say so.

about Donna Brazile (Gore-Lieberman campaign manager), you know we got problems. Can we get some competents in leadership positions (Howard Dean for DNC Chair, for instance), even if it means hiring 'em away from the Repubs? Jesus H. Christ, no wonder the moron got his 'mandate'.

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