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Saturday, February 05, 2005

LA Times Articles: Death of the Democratic Party?

Two articles in yesterday's Los Angeles Times show how the Democratic Party may be a dinosaur, approaching extinction. The first article speaks of the GOP reaching out to blacks:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-blacks4feb04.story

It has been a long time coming, but in reality the Dems have not been acting in the best interests of the black community for a long time. The radical leaders of some black associations like the NAACP have been embraced by the Dems, simply because they are anti Bush, anti GOP.
The fact that not much has actually been done by them to help solve the issues in the inner cities has finally started to catch up with them. The Dems are suffering from a sort of myopia, where they only see the radical black "leaders" as important, not the masses who actually might vote.

The second article again shows the Dems tunnel vision:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-chait4feb04.story

Apparently the lessons of the most recent election were lost on most of the Democratic leadership. The only thing I see as any kind of light at the end of the tunnel is that Hillary Clinton will probably make a run for the presidency in 2008.
Mrs Clinton has begun an effort to transform herself into the centrist that her husband was.
But the GOP has noticed what is happening, and this transparent attempt to fool the voters will fail, just as did John Kerry's attempt to suddenly look like a hawk in foreign policy. Kerry's past caught up to him, thanks to the dirt diggers and bloggers. The same thing will certainly happen if Hillary runs in 2008.
In the mean time, Dr. Dean will probably do a good job at polarizing the country even more, which could prove fatal to the party.

I'll be back

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