Wednesday, March 30, 2005

True Democrats or Just Real Donkeys?

The Yellow Line usually doesn’t quote other blogs, but we couldn’t let this post from the ever-nutty Daily Kos go without comment. For those of you who don’t know, The Daily Kos is the most influential left-wing blog.

Overwhelmingly, liberal bloggers identify themselves directly as Democrats…But among bloggers on the right, it always seems that great pains are taken to make it clear that they are "independents" or "libertarians" - these are people who usually endorse much of the GOP agenda and reliably vote for Republicans.

What does it mean? …are Democrats simply prouder of the Democratic party and what it stands for - for all the handwringing of "where do we stand" could it be that the donkey triumphs over the pachyderm? I think so.

O.k., I don’t know what it means. It certainly doesn’t mean the Democrats stand for anything other than they’re not the Republicans. But here’s the line that got me:

Yes, there are many who see the [Democrats] as the lesser of two evils, and in their hearts would prefer Dennis Kucinich or Ralph Nader, but overwhelmingly I've found bloggers on the left have no problem saying "yep, I'm a Democrat.”

Here’s a GREAT suggestion. If you prefer Kucinich or Nader, for the love of God, stop calling yourself a Democrat. Daily Kos has just demonstrated why the heck the Democrats can’t win an election. The Republicans have left a big gaping hole in the center of the political spectrum and instead of filling it, the Democrats are getting pulled further and further left by these ninnies.


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