Saturday, September 26, 2009

Follow the Absence of Money

Having previously noted signs that portend a conservative/Republican resurgence , we note as well WaPo's observation that Democratic contributions are in the tank. The reasons noted: (a) complacency among rank-and-file; (b) big donors closing their checkbooks because they interpret Obama's focus on taxing the wealthy and regulating finance as a betrayal.

Meanwhile, the real kooks of the left are assembled in Pittsburgh for the annual display of pointless protesting at the G-(pick a number) summit. They seem just as upset with Obama but even less able to fund his party should he ask.

So, no money and no options for the party in power. Hard cheese for Dems.

It seems that every once in awhile, disappointed with the failings of conservative politicians and the bleak realism of the conservative worldview, Americans must vote left of center. Recent experiences (1952, 1968, 1980, 1994, 2000) suggest that their flirtation with the left always ends in disappointment. We keep looking for that free lunch . . .

2 comments:

Micah said...

2000? Really?

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Yup. After eight years of the Clinton funhouse, Gore looked creepy and America turned right.