But times have changed. The Republicans are being hoist on their own hubris and it's time to recognise that people are sick of their tired cant and want to hear from us again. Listening to George W. Bush's speeches for the last five years, particularly after 9/11, is like having someone sing "It's a small world after all" over and over and over again. It was bad the first time. Now it makes you want to stab your ears with a letter opener. The press, forced to listen more often than anyone else, seems to have reached its limit as well.
Make the argument, Dems. People are ready to listen.
As I said yesterday:
Note to Dems: Now is the time to shove the knife in and twist.
If you wait too long, you'll lose the opportunity. Even gridlock in Congress is better than what we have now.
And just an afterthought: I saw the ABC News profile of Tammy Duckworth last night. While I don't know her position on all the issues, her story is inspirational. She won the Dem nomination for the Illinois House seat held by Rethug Henry Hyde. We wish her, and Illinois progressives, all the best in November. If you like what she's about, help her out.
Shakes has the other side of the Duckworth story. The Dem leadership who has no idea of what the Dem base wants.