Friday, July 16, 2010

Memo to Rahm

David Kurtz, over at Talking Points Memo:

Democrats in Congress wield the power of the majority and the advantages of incumbency but they're also facing a potential trouncing at the polls in November.

So how are congressional Democrats planning to use the tools still at their disposal to hold on to their majorities?

OK, well, I mean what popular proposals are Democrats planning to make Republicans vote against between now and the August recess, when the 2010 campaigning really heats up and they can beat them up over their no votes?

Um, OK, what about a coordinated legislative strategy on jobs and the economy that builds relentless pressure on Republicans as the elections approach making them vote for popular items that drive a wedge between them and their base?
Alright then, maybe a coordinated communications strategy with the White House?
Hmmm, how 'bout coordinated communications strategy amongst themselves?
Ookaay, perhaps agreement that they're on the same team?
Collective recognition that losing in November is a bad thing?
Yeah, I should have known better than to ask.

Memo to Obama political team: what good does it do to "put [incremental] points on the board" if the other team is outscoring you??

My 8 year old nephew could come up with better strategies than the clowns at 1600 Pennsylvania.

Oh, and Rahm? Yeah, yeah, you're a fucking genius. Right.

My only question is, COULD YOU EXPLAIN TO ME HOW YOU COULD BLOW A LEAD LIKE YOU HAD IN JANUARY 2009? All you had to do was look beyond the trees of particular policies and see the forest of opportunity you had in 2008 to COMPLETELY REMAKE THE POLITICAL CONVERSATION IN AMERICA ALONG PROGRESSIVE LINES.

But no: you did the fucking DLC thing and tacked to the right (ALWAYS to the right) which communicated to the American people that THAT'S WHERE YOU THINK THE SOLUTIONS ARE: ON THE FUCKING RIGHT!

And now you and the Democrats are, ludicrously, facing a trouncing in November.

Do me a favor, Rahm: when the Democrats get their asses handed to them in November, I know you'll want to blame the Dirty Fucking Hippies, or "Extremists" or Liberals or all the other people you're helping the Republicans to demonize, but instead of wasting our and the country's time on that, why not do the honorable thing and resign?

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