Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Let's Count Our Chickens Before they Hatch

Or not. Whatever.

Apparently Byron Williams over at Working for Change thinks we shouldn't. He reviewed all of the Republican Parties recent missteps (Social Security, the Terry Schiavo Case, Tom Delay), but then offers this commentary.
. . . before Democrats start licking their lips in anticipation of the 2006 mid-term elections, they should realize that they have done little to contribute to the recent Republican misfortunes.

I am aware they are the minority party and it is not their responsibility to set the agenda, but they must provide an alternative. They need only look to the 2002 and 2004 election results as evidence to what can happen when the voters do not have a clear alternative.
He's not wrong. I do think it's interesting that he spends 4/5 of his article on the Republicans woes, but I suppose that's to get readers riled up.

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