Intimations of Democratic mortality
In a recent entry, “You can’t beat Obama with nothing,” I wrote:
[T]he Democrats are extraordinarily weak now. I was watching the cable TV news stations last night, especially MSNBC, and it struck me how the more the Democrats’ program is discredited, the more hysterically they embrace it and the more they keep trying to build fear of Republicans. The left’s enthusiasm over Elizabeth Warren’s video diatribe, with its resentful, class-warfare, quasi Marxist message and Warren’s unhinged manner, shows how far out of step with America and reality the left really are. As I reflected on this, an instinctive feeling grew in me that the Democrats are heading into a catastrophic defeat in 2012, bigger than 2010.
It is true that the Democrats program is discredited, yet in the main, the Republicans are offering a “lite” version of the same program. They are trying to beat left-liberalism with right-liberalism, and though this can be a winning formula electorally, it is a disaster in practice.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 02, 2011 10:15 AM | Send