I told you so.
Washington Times – A poll on the political mood in the United States conducted by the Democratic Party has alarmed the party at its own loss of popularity.
Conducted by the party-affiliated Democracy Corps, the poll indicated 43 percent of voters favored the Republican Party, while 38 percent had positive feelings about Democrats.
“Republicans weakened in this poll … but it shows Democrats weakening more,” said Stanley Greenberg, who served as President Clinton’s pollster.
Greenberg told the Christian Science Monitor he attributes the slippage to voters’ perceptions that Democrats have “no core set of convictions or point of view.”
Further down the article James “Ragin’ Cajun” Carville points out that American’s view of its leadership on both sides of the political aisle is down amidst frustration over all manner of issues. Put simply, Americans just aren’t happy with their leadership right now.
As I’ve pointed out before, I think the reason for that unhappiness is simple: There is no strong opposition party right now. With each Nazi or Hitler comparison, with every screeching Howard Dean tirade, the Democrat party moves itself further to the left and further to the margin of politics. The Republicans, being the lesser of two evils and thus almost assured of victory after simply going through the motions in most campaigns, have stopped trying to please the American people and have started just doing pretty much whatever they want.
We have no strong leadership in this country because our minority political party has lost its ever-lovin’ mind and the majority political party knows it.
Frankly, I look forward to the time when the Democrats can get it together again and offer us some good alternatives to voting for Republicans. Or, at the very least, keep the Republicans honest and working to keep their base happy.
Rob Port owns and operates Say Anything.