Thursday, May 11, 2006
Democratic Strategy for 2006
The 2006 mid-term elections are less than 6 months away and the Democratic Party, lap dog, er loyal opposition, to the totally corrupt ruling Republican regime has yet to come anywhere near formulating a plan for confronting and correcting the moral, physical, and fiscal decay in which America has become mired. The Democratic leadership is thus far quite content to know that all the known world either now acknowledges or soon will that the GOP Congress and Bush Administration are the most corrupt and inept in United States history. The problem is that the Democrats believe this recognition is going to automatically manifest itself into an overwhelming number of votes for Democrats. Some are even saying 2006 will be a 1994 in reverse. They are in for a rude awakening.
In 1994 the Republicans took control of both the Senate and House. They gained 8 seats in the Senate and 54 in the House. This year the Democrats need to have a net gain of 16 in the House to become the majority party. They need to gain 7 seats to take over the Senate. Odds are decent, but not close to certain, that even if the Democrats continue on their current road to nowhere they will be able to win a slight majority in the House though they can kiss the Senate goodbye.
The nature of American politics has been basically reactionary since 1968, some will say longer. This is one reason for the current success of the Republican Party. They understand and use reactionary tactics much better than the Democrats. The Democrats will never be able to out reactionary the GOP, the sooner they understand this the better they and the country will be.
The Republican Party has not been a party of forward vision since Lincoln. It is a party based on an interpretation of Adam Smith and 18th century British economics. For better or worse the economics of Adam Smith are more outdated than an Altair 8800 computer with an Xmodem. And this interpretation is not only outdated it is completely false, for few that sing the praises of Smith have even read him and fewer still understand him. While Smith was a strong advocate of private property he was totally against the acquisition of power and wealth by monopolistic or oligopolistic concerns. He believed in the dignity and worth of the individual. He would have hated the evolution of the corporate capitalist state into a consumptive society believing only in Social Darwinism and survival of the fittest, (elites).
It is time for the Democratic Party to once again be a visionary party. It is time but do the Democrats have the heart, will, and guts to grasp the wheel of destiny and to steer a new course or will they continue to somnolently drift in the current of corruption and failure of the reactionary right.
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