Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Went to a Political Rally, and a Funeral Broke Out

I’m reminded that the most vulnerable dog attacks the most viciously. It would seem the Democratic Party is feeling so weak that any occasion is a fine occasion to spout off. The Political Teen has some excellent video of the event at exposetheleft.

The destruction of the Democratic Party could not be more highlighted than by the fact that the last person who achieved anything for the party, Bill Clinton, needed to remind everyone in attendance that they were in fact, at a funeral service.

“I don't want us to forget that there's a woman in there... not a symbol — not a symbol — a real woman who lived and breathed and got angry and got hurt and had dreams and disappointments. And I don't want us to forget that.”
But they did forget it. She wasn’t a woman in there anymore. She was a reason, with a television audience, to pour out hatred. Hatred and perhaps fear. Fear of loss of influence and impact. As many have pointed out, this is not new. The Wellstone Memorial was another occasion for political posturing. I wonder if any intrepid readers can find some examples of Republicans doing the same?

And the fact that Jimmy Carter is dragging out the tired lies that African-Americans were the most affected by Hurricane Katrina simply illustrates the lack of substance any of these people seem to have anymore.

And Jesse Jackson is, well, Jesse Jackson:
The Rev. Jesse Jackson questioned why Bush would attend. "I'm not sure the pharaoh went to Moses' funeral," Jackson said. "Mr. Bush, honor Dr. King. Feed the hungry in the Katrina zone. Remember the homeless and helpless."

So Bush is a pharaoh? Wha? And I begin to wonder about where this political party is headed. I already posted recently about the things the Democrats need to do to get back in the game. Perhaps they are too far gone.

Joe Everyday