Schoen & Caddell explore the urban fantasy genre.

At least, that’s the only rational explanation that I can come up with for them writing this:

To turn a corner, Democrats need to start embracing an agenda that speaks to the broad concerns of the American electorate. It should be somewhat familiar: It is the agenda that is driving the Tea Party movement and one that has the capacity to motivate a broadly based segment of the electorate.


Winning over swing voters will require a bold, new focus from the president and his party. They must adopt an agenda aimed at reducing the debt, with an emphasis on tax cuts, while implementing carefully crafted initiatives to stimulate and encourage job creation.

Because surely they do not expect this President and this Congress to do anything of the sort.  We’re instead going to see this summer taken up with Democratic attempts to ram through a job-killing cap-and-trade bill, with added drama from what promises to be a divisive Supreme Court pick for somebody.  Even if they hadn’t scheduled those two things, the likelihood that this administration would admit to an error of the magnitude of their health care blunder is practically nil.  As I’ve noted in the past, it’s like the Democratic base went out and found themselves somebody just like what they thought Bush was like… only in this case, it’s all true.  So don’t bother suggesting any policy that would require owning up for a mistake, first: President Obama won’t do that.  He might not even dare.

I’d write more, except that there isn’t anything else to write, really.  Except that the Left and the Right are probably going to be able to agree that heavy drinking was indulged in by the authors of this piece; the former are going to loudly tell each other that said drinking took place prior to the writing process, while the latter will quietly snicker that it took place after

Moe Lane


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  • Jim B says:

    This was an “I told you so” piece. They wrote this, so that when Democrats experience the inevitable bloodbath in November, they can say “Hey. We told you how to stop this MONTHS ago. But nobody would listen to us.”

    They’re claiming their place in the conversation for the post-election navel-gazing wondering how it could have all gone so very, very wrong after President Bambi told them that 2010 would be so very, very different than 1994.

    For what its worth, I’ve respected Pat Caddell since the 2000 election when he seemed to be the only Democratic pundit who was actually willing to tell the truth – even when it wasn’t good news for his own party.

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