Monday, September 26, 2005

Sounds about right to me
From Political Wire:

The film won't be seen publicly until Thursday, but a press release claims the movie "turns a harsh but deeply revealing mirror on the campaign ... a disorganized, contentious, self-absorbed team that thought they could win by 'not making mistakes,' and keeping their candidate in the public eye without clarifying a position on anything."
Sounds like what the right blogosphere was saying all of last year—and what the left blogosphere roundly rejected. More from GOP and the City:
It features, among other not-ready-for-prime-time moments, Clinton scowling and rolling her eyes over an apparent Kerry gaffe during a presidential debate; Kerry pretending to interview himself and babbling in Italian while waiting for a real interview to begin; Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) cursing at reporters during a campaign stop, and Kerry message guru Robert Shrum confidently declaring a few days before the 2004 election: "Zogby [a prominent pollster] just announced who's gonna win. Us!"
But clearly, in their opposition to Roberts and their screaming about Katrina, the Dems have shown that they've learned their lessons, right? This political resurgence of the Democratic Party that we keep reading about in the press—it's completely different, right? I mean, they're full of new ideas and strongly-reasoned positions now. Just look at what they say about how they would have managed Katrina differently. Just ask any Dem, and they'll tell you they could/would have done it better.

Just don't mind the crickets when you ask them how.


Wyatt Earp said...

I think the key to the loss was Tereza's many "undisclosed ailments." God, what a tool!

DemFromCT said...

Nonsense, Brian.

The key was leaving FEMA alone and letting it be directed by emergency management professionals, as in Clinton's day.

Putting Republican hacks in charge destroyed the professionalism of FEMA and blew any chance of a decent response. Stick your head in the sand or put pencils in your ears and pretend that Clinton wouldn't have done better.

Doesn't change reality, or the fact that between Iraq and NOLA, avoidable bodies are piling up on this demonstrably corrupt Republican watch.

Funny how you small government conservatives see no evil.

Kerry was a flawed candidate. Of course, he came within a hair of unseating Dear Leader, and Kerry's flaws aren't costing lives.

Enjoy the end of the Bush-deLay era. It'll be good for principled conservatism to see these louts out.