Saturday, May 06, 2006

Democrats are getting cocky.

The Democrats are starting to feel like they're back in the political game. They're confident that they will take over the House in this fall's elections. But I wonder if the rapid transition from gutless to glorious is really the best thing for the party.

The Democrats have spent the last few years in an ongoing insider struggle for the direction that the party will take. Will the party follow the advice of the DLC and try to compete by passing it's self off as the "Republican Lite" party, or will it return to it's roots as the party that stands for the greatest good for the greatest number of people.

At this time they're still trying to be too much like the GOP. They are supporting Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), even though he has taken more than $450K in bribe money. And war supporting Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, is finding it hart to find volunteers to work her campaign this time around.

So, before the Democrats get too full of themselves, they'd better keep in mind that they still have a lot of work to do on their own party. And they need to keep in mind, that if they do take control of the House, it won't be because they were good, but because the opposition was so bad.

Democratic leaders, increasingly confident they will seize control of the House
in November, are laying plans for a legislative blitz during their first week in
power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back parts of the Republican
prescription drug law, implement homeland security measures and reinstate lapsed
budget deficit controls.

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