Thursday, October 23, 2008

What ELSE---if Obama Wins?

From Deneen:

The great temptation of the Democrats will be to become Santa Claus to every oppressed and alienated group that comes asking. Their great task - should they accept the mission - is to creatively and thoughtfully address the great middle class anxieties of the nation, contemplate ways to provide some degree of economic and social stability to the Joe the Plumbers of the world, and thus resist every worst instinct they have to disdain and re-educate the parochial views of our unprogressed middle class whose anxieties and support will make Obama president, but will not necessarily keep him there. If they can do that, the Republicans will wander in the wilderness for a very long time. I'm just not sure the Democrats will be that smart, and able to resist their worst instincts. If not, we will witness one of the greatest Pyhrric victories ever seen in just under two weeks' time.

That's true. If Pelosi, Reed, Schumer, et al, legislate every silly idea that's been advanced by their pals in the last 2 years, there will be Hell to pay for the Democrat Party.

And it will start the day they begin screwing with 401(k)s. It will not be prudent for Senators Kohl and Feingold to mingle in large crowds if they vote to eviscerate those instruments.


Anonymous said...

Is this last sentence a death threat? Why don't you spend time trying to defend democratic deliberation and make reasoned arguments rather than hint that people will suffer bodily harm if they don't agree with your position?

Dad29 said...


Be serious.

By the way, what's the "reasoned argument" YOU make that justifies destroying the 401(k) system?

Anonymous said...

I'm not warning people not to mingle in large crowds, asshole.

Dad29 said...

Let's get back to your argument about 401(k)'s.

Your imagination would indicate that you have a serious fever, asshole.