Sunday, October 09, 2005

Possibly Jeff's best political post to date.
Rox Populi wants to know what would it take for the Dems to get your vote in ‘06 and ‘08? My answer, which I left in the comments at RP:

In 2000 I didn’t care who won, though I disliked Gore, who seemed impossibly artificial.

But now, after 5 years of listening to Dems, there is absolutely nothing they can do to win me back short of purging their entire leadership and nuking their base from orbit.

It’s the only way to be sure.

And if I’m going to try to influence one of the two political bases, I’m more interested in moving the bluenose social cons toward the center than I am in trying to force the vehemently anti-progressive “progressive” socialists and totalitarians to ease back on speech restrictions, identity politics appeals, and the desire for a huge, centralized nanny welfare state controlled by bureaucratic elites schooled in anti-capitalist political principles.
This really articulates for me, better than I could, how I’ve felt seeing Howard Dean, Ted Kennedy, MoveOn, and Daily Kos take over the Dem Party.

It’s like what I would feel if the GOP made Pat Buchanan their national chair, Ann Coulter a Senator, and was suddenly not only taken seriously but holding regular meetings with Republican leadership.

I’m not sure nukes are enough.


Blogger Jack Roy said...

Cool. The utterly inarticulate does a better job articulating than you ever could. Not sure I'd admit that, but you go, girl.

Look, the next time you want to post a tired cliche-ridden cartoon of a political movement you disapprove of, especially one that is so completely independent of the external world, try more exaggeration. Sometimes it can be funny.

1:49 PM  
Blogger TallDave said...

Thanks for stopping by Jack.

Jeff Goldstein is utterly inarticulate? LOL

Look, next time you want to post a meaningless criticism, especially one that is completely independent of reality, try having a point.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Jack Roy said...


Isn't it five years and one Medicare drug benefit too late to rely on the "Democrats all want big government" meme? Especially since two (Bill Clinton and Howard Dean) of maybe the 5 most prominent Democrats were remarkable for having presided over balanced budgets?

That's all I'm saying.

5:52 PM  
Blogger TallDave said...

LOL Sure, as soon as the Dems stop being for bigger gov't than the GOP. I don't like either party very much on this issue, but I know who's worse.

The balanced budgets were a bipartisan accomplishment. The Dems opposed the Balanced Budget Amendment.

But it IS nice to see Dems are now arguing for Republican goals. Odd, and disingenuous, but nice.

My biggest problem with Dems, though, is they've handed the keys to the inmates. "I hate Republicans and everything they stand for"? What's that about?

7:57 PM  
Blogger Paul said...


I think he is actually complimenting you. If you'll recall, in the 'external world' calling someone articulate is tantamount to racism. Hence, calling you inarticulate... must be a compliment in some way?

7:08 AM  
Blogger TallDave said...

Good point Paul. I'm glad I'm not "articulate." Becuase we all know that's just a racist code word that means "He's one of the GOOD white people."

8:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Roy said...

Wow... I don't think I can keep up with this cluster-bump. "Last Democratic president balanced the budget" / "Current GOP administration spends like drunk sailors" / "Backhanded slap at 'big goverment' Democrats is unjustified and relies on assumptions rather than facts" EQUALS "Democrats hate white people."


FWIW, the Balanced Budget Amendment would have constitutionalized the obligation to balance the budget, in effect eliminating the government's power to sustain debt. $8 trillion would have had to be paid off, presumably immediately, and we couldn't borrow money even after 9/11. Does that sound like a good idea to you?

You don't like the word "hate"? I'm sure you're in the habit of condemning prominent Republicans when they use the word? But I'll acquiesce: I'm sure the chairman merely meant to say "I think all Republicans are irresponsible, childish, prone to fits of poor logic when not outright violence, and possibly retarded. I think their governing philosophy is impoverished and dishonest, and they shouldn't be left unattended in the corridors of power, lest we find ourselves with a bankrupt government, a stagnant economy, record or near-record energy prices, our troops stuck in an unwinnable quagmire, and a woman with no record of ever having attended law school nominated for the highest court in the land!"


10:34 AM  
Blogger TallDave said...

jack roy:

You're sounding suspicious like the Autorantic Virtual Moonbat. Are you really a righty parodying leftists?

3:38 PM  
Blogger TallDave said...

jack roy,

Honestly, I hope that wasn't a serious attempt at saying something. The Balanced Budget Amendment required an $8T payment? That kind of nonsense might play at DailyKos or DU, but no serious person would say
something as ridiculous as that.

And the rest of your rant is similarly silly.

3:42 PM  
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