Saturday, November 11, 2006

Well That Didn't Take Long

Did you hear that? It was the collective exhale of millions of people holding their breath in anticipation of the Democrats screwing things up.

Well, it may have started.

Dean was elected. If Carville has a master plan to stage a coup against Dean, I'd love to see it. But I doubt the state party chairs who provided Dean's margin of victory are going to get too torn up about the fact that Dean is helping fund their resurgence...Carville needs to shut the f*ck up. If he wants a war, we'll give him one.

The war between Kos and the DLC has been burbling in the blog world for months. Well, guess what. You guys won. That means your little spats are now going to be big news.

Here's a hint on how to handle the limelight.

Grow up.

Quit kicking sand around the sandbox and start acting like leaders. Kos? You want to change the Democrat Party? A good start would be not fulfilling the most basic stereotype of the last 25 years. That a Democrat is a squalling, petulant child that can't play with others.

UPDATE: So what would be a great next move? Dig up a quote from Carville from six years ago.

By choosing former Georgia governor Zell Miller as his running mate, Al Gore could add intellectual brainpower, rhetorical firepower, and lots of plain old populist piss-and-vinegar to this staid election.

If Carville had said this yesterday, I would be the first to call him a ninny. But he didn't. He said it in 2000 and given that context it makes perfect sense. Maybe if Markos had actually asked someone from Georgia, they could have informed him that Miller has mutated from savvy centrist politician to a complete loon. Things change. You would think an advocate of radical change would understand this.

2 comments:

Steve said...

I think those guys at Kos have a few cards missing from the deck. I think Dean was dead on with the 50 state thing. Having said that, netroots people need to stop being so thin skinned.

griftdrift said...

They do seem a bit sensey don't they?

From what I am hearing now, it was an off hand comment that was conflated into Carville wanting to ouster Dean.

And I also agree with Dean's strategy.

Dems need to take a deep breath.