Well, Democrats, you had a chance to elect two wily old political veterans who'd already fought the Republicans to a standstill once before (and incidentally, put us on the road to surplus as well). I thought that was exactly what we needed, a warrior, a pair of warriors, really - the Clintons.
But, nope, you were all about youth and hope and change and togetherness. "Nah", you said," those cynical old party stalwarts are behind the times, their day is done. Ignore the seniors and the blue collars in the working class neighborhoods in West Virginia and Texas and Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. It's the 21st century now - we've become the party of minorities and college students and affluent young professionals. We'll move to Washington with Barack Obama and start the Kumbaya Revolution."
So, how's that working out for you so far, Democrats?
From the looks of things right now, Obama is down in the polls and barring an unexpected improvement in the economy, you Dems are going to take a bath in November. Maybe lose both houses of Congress. Short-lived revolution, wasn't it?
I knew it was going to happen and I don't see how anyone who watched the Republicans leading up to and during Bill Clinton's impeachment could have not known it was going to happen. Where did you ever see the slightest, remotest hint that the R's would bow and smile and let Obama have his way with the people? Now Barack says they've talked about him like a dog. Well, of course, because that's what the Republicans do! Have you not got that through your heads yet?
Do you really think they crucified Clinton just because he was Bill Clinton and that they wouldn't have found some hook to try to hang whoever had been the Democrat president at the time? Don't tell me that Bill gave them ammunition. It wouldn't have mattered. If they'd had to, they'd have made something up....like maybe they would have accused him of not being a U.S. citizen.
So, as far as I'm concerned, what you did, Democrats, was throw a Cocker Spaniel into the ring when you should have known the Republicans were going to send pit bulls after him. You remind me of the flower children of the Sixties, sticking your little daisies in Republican gun barrels. Now you've discovered to your dismay that daisies only work unless your opponent decides to shoot, then they'll be blown to smithereens.
And Republicans have no hesitation whatsoever about pulling the trigger.
I've mostly sworn off politics since the presidential election. I felt like my age and my sex and my class were disrespected by my party and the media. I turned to NASCAR instead. Now I watch cars go around circles, knowing that skill and courage will prevail, not fuzzy feelings.
I thought I'd got over all this a little bit. I'm surprised to discover how angry I still am.