Self-defeating

November 11th, 2002 – 9:49 pm
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“What happened on November 5, 2002 was the culmination of a hostile takeover of the Democratic Party that began more than a decade ago under the leadership of a group of conservatives, corporadoes, and con men who convinced their political colleagues that the salvation of the party lay in destroying its purpose.”

Back on Tuesday the American people (by which I mean the pitifully low number who could actually be bothered to vote) decided that, despite the fact that the Bush administration is doing its best to ignore the crumbling economy (the issue many polls claimed voters were most concerned with), they’d give the Republicans control of Congress. Didn’t someone once say that democracy was they only system of government where the majority of the people get exactly what they deserve?

Anyway, Sam Smith, of Progressive Review fame, had an excellent piece called “The Party’s Over” in last Wednesday’s edition of Undernews. In it he basically blamed the Democrats for their own problems, and went into some detail about why he thinks the Democratic Party has declined over the last decade or two. I think he hit the nail right on the head with this one, and I strongly urge everyone to read it.

Read the whole thing here [and if that link has stopped working, you can find it here].

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