December 2, 2010

PLEASE make a case...

This interview by HuffPo's Sam Stein with defeated Dem Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, Democrats Suffering From 'Intellectual Elitism', perplexes me. I always wonder, is the Leftie lying, or is he sincerely unaware that there are good arguments for conservative policies? Arguments which can be understood by common folk?

I thought from the title that this prominent Dem might be doing some real soul-searching, but no. It's only that they've "failed to communicate"—that's the only problem.

...But his frustration was evident as the discussion progressed. Talking, unprompted, about the debate over the expiring Bush tax cuts, Strickland said he was dumbfounded at the party's inability to sell the idea that the rates for the wealthy should be allowed to expire.

"I mean, if we can't win that argument we might as well just fold up," he said. "These people are saying we are going to insist on tax cuts for the richest people in the country and we don't care if they are paid for, and we don't think it is a problem if it contributes to the deficit, but we are not going to vote to extend unemployment benefits to working people if they aren't paid for because they contribute to the deficit. I mean, what is wrong with that? How can it be more clear?"...

Does he not know what the problem is? What a conservative would reply? Is this what he really thinks? Can I take a sample of his brain tissue and find out?

"It cuts your heart out," he said, of the party's inability to make a unified, principled case for their priorities.

PLEASE make a case for your priorities. Your number one priority is clearly to increase the size and power of government, so make your case that government can run things better than anyone else! Take it to the voters!

Posted by John Weidner at December 2, 2010 10:22 AM
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