Tuesday, December 9, 2008


A Democrat is about democracy; but a Republican trying to be democratic is ridiculous.

I'm referring to a Huffington Post article titled "GOP turns to Howard Dean for Salvation".

"This past weekend, a candidate for RNC Chair, Michigan Republican Party Chair Saul Anuzi, said the Grand Old Party would do well to follow the example set by the former Vermont Governor.

"There is a perception that we are a regional party and that we are a party from the South because that's the region we're consistently winning today,"
Anuzis told Politico. "I do think we need to have our version of the 50-state program that [Democratic National Committee Chair Howard] Dean had."

This prescription came days after Karl Rove, the architect of the current Republican Party, made a similar plea of his own. Noting incredible margins that Barack Obama had among black and Latino voters, the former Bush strategist -- appearing at a debate on the Bush legacy in New York -- said the GOP had to "be a party governing all Americans... It can only do that by making the case to African American and Latinos."

For the GOP to be an inclusive party, it would have to be more democratic, which would mean it would have to adopt democratic ideology. We all know this is ludicrous; and, as long as the GOP is represented by people like Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly, the rest of us would do well to run in any direction but their direction.

You can read the entire article at Huffington Post

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