Thursday, April 06, 2006

Together, America Can Get Stupider

Iowahawk has a typically brilliant satire of the Democratic party's efforts to shuffle off the coils of both Republicans and the rules of the English language up over at his place:

Operation Steel Gazelle: A Smart, Multi-Slide Plan For Toughening American Security with Smartness

The DNC was tossing around the idea of using the slogan "Together, America can do better" for the party's "overarching theme" for the upcoming elections.

Too bad it uses incorrect syntax, and Iowahawk has jumped all over that, spiking Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi -- the architects of the Democratic Party's '06 strategy -- in hilarious fashion.

The Washington Post reports that Democratic leaders are frustrated in their efforts to unite the party even enough to kick Republicans while they're down. Seems that even the combined forces of Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, Hurricane Katrina, and Operation Enduring Freedom haven't left the GOP punch-drunk enough to take a beating from these guys.

"They want to coordinate. They want to collaborate. That's all good," said one Democratic governor who declined to be identified in order to talk candidly about a closed-door meeting. "The question is: Coordinate or collaborate on what? People need to know not just what we're against but what we're for. That's the kind of message the governors are interested in developing at the national level."

The good news is that this basically confirms my theory that politicians are morons who have no actual skills, only vocabularies filled with the most recent focus group results and wallets full of taxpayer dollars.

Need more proof? Three words: Representative Cynthia McKinney.

However, the AP reports that she's apologized for the incident in which she attempted to circumvent a metal detector to enter a Capitol building, refused to stop when a police officer who didn't recognize her asked, and then hit him when he tried to stop her. Her initial reaction was that she was being "racially profiled," and Harry Belafonte agreed.

I always used to think that anarchists were idiots, but I'm starting to see now that they have a couple pretty good points.