Thursday, December 17, 2009

Democrat Suicide Watch

UPDATE: read Matthew Dowd in Thursday's WaPo.

Byron York in the December 15th Washington Examiner:
To some observers, the Democrats' race to pass national health care seems irrational -- even suicidal. Don't party leaders understand how much the public opposes the bills currently on the table? Don't they know that voters are likely to take their revenge at the polls next year? Given that, why do they keep rushing ahead? . . .

I put the question to a Democratic strategist who asked to remain anonymous. Yes, Democrats certainly understand that voters don't like the current bills, he told me, and they are fully aware they will probably pay a price next year. But they have found a way to view going ahead anyway as the logical thing to do, at least in their eyes. . .

In the end, perhaps the most compelling explanation for Democratic behavior is that they are simply in too deep to do anything else. "Once you've gone this far, what is the cost of failure?" asks the strategist.

At that point -- Republicans will love this -- he compared congressional Democrats with robbers who have passed the point of no return in deciding to hold up a bank. Whatever they do, they're guilty of something. "They're in the bank, they've got their guns out. They can run outside with no money, or they can stick it out, go through the gunfight, and get away with the money."

That's it. Democrats are all in. They're going through with it. Even if it kills them.


Thai said...


OBloodyHell said...

I think we need to push for a recall election. We can call the effort "What were we thinking?"

In related news, Michael Moore, the fat fictioner, has called for a boycott of Connecticut.

Were I a Connecticut Yankee, I'd be, like "Great. By all means -- Stay Away. We only stock enough food for a couple days at any one time as it is. You might endanger our food supply."

OBloodyHell said...

Wow. Thai actually posted something I concur with.

Clearly, it's time to buy extra strength umbrellas as protection from aerial porcine droppings. "They're up there somewhere!!"

And it's from Howard Dean, no less.

Watch out for the canine/feline cohabitations... Mass Hysteria!!

Carl said...

Great link, Thai, I hadn't seen it yet. And I can we get Moore to boycott D.C.?

OBloodyHell said...

BTW, read it closely. Dean's reasons are oddly half-in-sync with sense, half-out-of-sync.

The mans' not right, he's just a broken analog clock.