November 04, 2004

So Who's First Against the Wall At DNC HQ?

A long time reader emails the following observation about the election results:

Bottom line - the country (or majority) is sick of the liberal morals and attitudes, real or imagined, i.e. gay marriage, 3rd trimester abortion, etc. This, I think, is even more important than the war outside of the Beltway and the pundits (or most of them) missed it. Let's see what [Bush] does with this mandate.

Today's Wall Street Journal editorial page sounds a similar theme in its summation of the Donks' dilemma:

But let's be candid with our Democratic friends: On Tuesday, a majority of the American electorate took a look at their party and asked, "Who are these people?" Who are George Soros, Michael Moore, Tim Robbins, Susan Sontag, Teresa Heinz Kerry and all of these other self-anoited spokespersons for everything good and true? And what does a party that is dominated by a loose coalition of the coastal intelligensia, billionaires with too much spare time, the trial lawyers' association, the Hollywood Actors' Guild, rock stars and unionized labor have in common with what's quaintly known as Middle America? The majority's answers were (a) not us; and (b) not a whole lot.


This is a Democratic Party in which nostalgia for tradition is too often considered racism, opposition to gay marriages is bigotry, misgiving about abortion is misogyny, Christian fundamentalism is like Islamic fundamentalism, discussion about gender roles is sexism, and confidence in America's global purpose is cultural imperialism. To put it mildly, this is not the values system to which most Americans now adhere.

I think there is a great deal to this cultural theme (which, in fact, is an integral part of the WOT as well) and it is one very much worth watching.

The WSJ goes on to suggest that if Hillary Clinton has any ambition towards '08, the task of "moral normalization" may fall upon her. Now I personally loathe Hillary, but I will give her three things very handy in politics: 1) she is very intelligent, 2) she knows how to learn from mistakes (hers and others'), and 3) she is utterly ruthless. Which makes me think this: If Hillary manages to place herself in charge of the firing squad, do you have any doubt whatsoever that she will purge the Donks' upper echelons with a Stalinesque efficiency? Expect Terry McCauliffe, for example, to start vanishing from DNC photographs soon. And if he winds up with an ice-pick in his back, don't be too surprised.

Who else d'you think will earn the exhalted position of Glorious Martyr of the HRC Revolution?

UPDATE AND TODAY'S REQUIRED READING: Mark Steyn. Two words that require no other explanation.

FURTHER UPDATE: Professor Bainbridge picks up on this same theme and provides a sample of the mindset inside the Coastal Cocoon. I agree with the good Prof - people are free to say or think whatever they want. But I also think the Donks are toast if they don't jettison this kind of thinking pretty damn quick.

Posted by Robert at November 4, 2004 01:33 PM | TrackBack

I guess I don't adhere to "America's values system" either. I'm actually with the Democrats on most of those issues but I voted for Bush because Kerry refused to acknowledge that the war on terrorism is necessary and that it is actually proceeding about as well as can be expected. Maybe I'm wrong but I wuold like believe that there are quite a few people like me. I feel betrayed by the Democrats and I wonder which direction they're going to go now but I don't have much hope.

Posted by: Lynn S at November 4, 2004 02:40 PM

I've been saying for months, watching Kerry run the most uninspiring campaign I've seen since Dukakis, that the hand of Hillary might have been behind the incompetence of 2004. After all, if this election had gone to the Democrats, she wouldn't have a chance to run until 2012. As it is, she gets her shot in four years, and she gets to run against the Bush legacy, so any and every mistake Bush makes in the next four years (plus every mistake he made in the last four whose consequences haven't shown up yet) benefits her.

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