Wednesday, August 22, 2007

If the Democrats Want to Lose...

By Robert Parry
August 22, 2007

Many national Democrats saw last year’s election as a political turning point. They cheered the voters’ repudiation of a Republican one-party state; they hailed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s ouster the next day; and they were sure that resurgent GOP “realists” would help wind down the Iraq War.

In this Democratic view, George W. Bush was going to be both the lamest of lame ducks and a deadly albatross draped around the neck of the Republican Party in Election 2008. The Democrats believed they could pretty much start measuring their curtains for a move into the White House on Jan. 20, 2009.

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1 comment:

ThinkerFeeler said...

I'm particularly interested in Parry's remarks about the need for progressives to develop a viable alternative media. For several months I've been promoting a Plan to Further Progressive Coordination and Media Access (on my parody website: A Plan to Enhance Progressive Coordination and Media Access). The idea is to first make a SHARED, community-owned website; that would allow coordination and would counter the atomization of progressives into dozens of small groups. Progressives would better hear each others' messages and would start to speak in a louder, more unified voice to those outside the progressive echo chamber.