The L-Dotters and the Democrats

Within the limits of mainstream Republican/conservative wisdom, the discussion threads at remain a mine of wit and insight. Below are a few comments regarding the contest for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The first echoes my “apocalypse of liberalism” theme:

Reply 16—Posted by: gop juggernaut redux, 12/12/2004 9:08:00 AM

9/11 really tied the leftists into knots. 9/11 turned the national political landscape into one dominated by national security. Many leftists loathe the military and blame America for the ills of the world, so the Democrats are always going to be on weak ground in this new world dominated by a terrorist threat, as long as they depend on these radical, anti-American extremists in their base for votes and money.

Here is a good analysis of the main Democratic factions, introducing a new and useful concept into our intellectual discourse to distinguish the Clintonites (who are often falsely called “centrists”) from the crazies:

Reply 23—Posted by: Texas Pete, 12/12/2004 10:05:41 AM

There are three factions fighting for control of the Donks. There’s the Moonbat Wing, represented by Dean and Kucinic (sp?). I could look up the right spelling of his name, if I cared.

There’s the Felony Wing, the bunch that sees politics as an avenue to vast wealth, some call it the Clinton Wing.

The third wing is the outdated old New Deal Coalition.

If Dean wins, we’ll have the pleasure of watching the Moonbats run the Party. If Ickes wins, the DNC will continue to be a Clinton sock puppet.

If Kirk or Frost win it will be the ever shrinking New Deal Coalition, continuing to fight the battles of the 1930s.

This ought to be fun to watch.

This post reflects the fact that, notwithstanding some stabs by some Dems at Second Thoughts, the party is for the most part proceeding exactly as before:

Reply 28—Posted by: Tulsa, 12/12/2004 11:47:43 AM

the dnc has not yet reached bottom. I thought perhaps they had, but I was wrong. this is better than teevee.

And finally:

Reply 29—Posted by: Halfgenius, 12/12/2004 11:57:39 AM

Clue to ‘Rats: Nevermind looking for what went wrong, it’d take too long and fill volumes. Look for what went right, it’ll only take a minute, fill half a page and then you can go back to whining with a clear conscience for knowing everything that could have been done was done.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 12, 2004 08:49 PM | Send

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