In my stream of consciousness post about Joe Lieberman, I noted that Lieberman's loss reveals just how inept the Democratic consultant and advisor class is. Over at My Left Wing, thereisnospoon picks up on this theme:
This was never our race to win. It was Joe Lieberman's to lose. More specifically, it was the DLC's to lose.
And, as usual, the DLC lost. Again. With that ever familiar 48% number staring them in the face.
Let's face some cold, hard facts, people. We didn't do this, because what we supposedly DID was impossible to do--in any politcal climate.
In one corner, you had a bunch of unpaid volunteers, Internet rabble-rousers, and an inexperienced politician whose highest post had been County Selectman.
In the other, you had the three-time Senator, former vice-presidential candidate, visible party statesman, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, the other popular CT senator Dodd, most of Organized Labor, the women's groups and the environmental groups, most of traditional Democratic party support, paid lobbyist support, paid armies of GOTV staff, the slick ad money, the top DLC consultants, and a 3 to 1 budget gap.
I'm sorry. That's not David vs. Goliath. This isn't even the NBA champions versus a rec league team.That's more like an ant vs. my shoe.
And the shoe lost.
thereisnospoon also notes that this means Rove isn't a genius: he's just smarter than
the feeding tube wing of the Democratic Party the DLC:
The truth is that the DLC couldn't beat my dead great-grandmother. Or yours.
They couldn't beat their own shadow. So why did anyone think they could beat Karl Rove?
Honestly, the GOP doesn't need Diebold to win elections. All it needs is to have the DLC as an opponent.
America underestimates just how far we've been sold down the river by these incompetent DLC clowns...
In fact, all that DLC institutional support garnered THE SAME 48% AGAINST US THAT IT GARNERED AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH. The DLC had to turn the guns of 6 presidential candidates in a circular firing squad to bring down Howard Dean.
You see, I don't think Karl Rove's a genius. I think that America has been served with the biggest bunch of political mental midgets it has seen since the Know Nothing Party--or since the Pennsylvania Greens, take your pick.
I think that these people who get paid the big bucks for no other reason than to WIN ELECTIONS, couldn't win an election for elementary school class president--especially given equal resources with its 5th grade opponent.
I have never understood how the current class of political consultants came to have such a hammerlock on the Democratic Party because they lose all the time. It's not that Rove's a genius, it's that the DLC is really, really stupid. After a while, wouldn't a politician say, "I've decided to try someone else. Don't take it personally, but I'm trying to win elections." I just hope that Lamont doesn't start listening to the Democratic Establishment, now that they're supporting him...