Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.
This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.
Monday, January 10, 2005
DNC chairman candidates focus on SouthBoy howdy, I sure hope he shows up in a pickemup truck with a Rebel flag on it! Yeehaw, and all. Call me crazy, but it seems that a lot of people think that the party's positions ARE the issue. Pandering to disparate groups with competing, and sometimes mutually exclusive, priorities, and promising to fulfill all their wishes at the expense of the nation as a whole, probably isn't really the best way to win over the folks who didn't vote Democrat in the last election. As long as the focus is on women voters, or Southern voters, or vegan voters, rather than American voters, the party will not be able to govern effectively. But what do I know, I'm just a possum. Making the pie higher, eh? Well, the bus analogy is all well and good, but if I buy a ticket to Montgomery, I really don't want to get on a bus going to Nashville. Nor do I want to get on one driven by a madman intent on driving it off the nearest cliff just for the sake of making a point about global warming or making sure terror suspects have warm, soft blankets while in custody. Yes, Democrats can win in the South--they can win anywhere. But winning's not in promising everything to everyone, it's not in trying to have it both ways, it's not in spewing cockeyed conspiracy theories at every turn, it's not in acting like a big crybaby when you lose, and it's certainly not in seeing America as the chief source of all that ills the world.
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