Thursday, December 01, 2005

What is it about failure that they don't understand?

Take this frontpaged entry on RedState taking Boxer to task for a fundraising email.

They must be living in their own world. Most of the nation agrees that the Iraq war was a mistake based on bad intelligence. Recent polling says that Americans on average are more likely to vote for Dem candidates for Congress. The approval rating for Congress in general is in the tank. Arnold is in the tank, and Republicans lost the governor's mansion in Virginia again, signalling the start of an ominous trend for the VA GOP. And the only thing these Redstaters can point to is that more moderate Dems like Hillary and Biden--whom we in the netroots don't generally like, incidentally--are "stepping away from the brink" and being more supportive, and telling us to hang ourselves with our own rope.

You know how I know that we're doing things right? When the opposition tries to tell us what would be good for our own party. Just like they did with their virulent opposition to having Dean be DNC chair. They were afraid of it, so they screamed about how bad it would be for us--and now look at the record fundraising by the DNC. The more they tell us that we're making a mistake and are about to commit suicide, the more I know that our party is on the right track.

And furthermore--if we critique policies because they are failing, it does not mean that we rejoice in failure. It means we want you to change your policies--which, incidentally, have failed.


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