Sometimes, I post humorous stories about Democratic spinelessness, like this telling cartoon or this, from The Onion:
"We are entirely capable of bungling this opportunity to regain control of the House and Senate and the trust of the American people," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said to scattered applause. "It will take some doing, but we're in this for the long and pointless haul." "We can lose this," Reid added. "All it takes is a little lack of backbone." ***
Kennedy said that, even if the Democrats were to regain the upper hand in the midterm elections, they would still need to agree on a platform and chart a legislative agenda—an obstacle he called "insurmountable." "Universal health care, the war in Iraq, civil liberties, a living wage, gun control—we're not even close to a consensus within our own ranks," Kennedy said. "And even if we were, we wouldn't know how to implement that consensus." ***
[DNC Chair Howard Dean said]: "Over the last decade, we've found a reliably losing formula, and we're sticking with it." Dean reminded Democratic candidates to "stay on our unclear message, maintain a defensive, reactive posture, and keep an elitist distance from voters."
Funny. Really funny. And not funny at all. But you know what would make The Onion stop poking fun at Democratic infighting, lack of backbone, and continual return to a losing electoral formula? A party-line vote to censure the President.
Censure = Democratic panacea. Even if it doesn't get a majority. And I'm not joking.
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