Friday, January 28, 2005

Whither The Democrats?

Orrin Judd offers this comment on the current state of the Democratic Party:

Inexplicably, Democrats would appear to discern some other lesson when they look back over recent history. It may be understandable that the most committed members of the Left cannot embrace free market reforms, but that this is the moment the New Democrats would choose to fold up their tent and meekly join with Ted Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi beggars the imagination. The Party looks to be swimming against the tide of history and runs the risk of being swept away. George Bush just became the first Republican to win the presidency with majorities in the House and Senate since Calvin Coolidge and the first re-elected president of either party to gain seats in both chambers since Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936. Even whatever remains of the New Democrats are still trying to convince themselves this is an aberration, but the evidence suggests that, as Ronald Reagan used to say: "You ain't seen nothin' yet!"


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