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