My latest column just out from L.A. Weekly plinks away at MoveOn.Org and its activists who still can't quite come to terms with last month's decisisve electoral defeat. Please read the entire column. Here's the tickler:
Never mind that George W. Bush won re-election by 4 million votes. Or that Democrats lost in 28 out of 50 states. Or that more than a third of Latino votes went to the Republicans. And that something like 40 percent of union votes went Republican.
Don’t worry — be happy. "We are truly stronger than ever." I know that because the liberal political action group MoveOn wrote me to tell me so. Indeed, it was so darn pleased with itself and so amped up after a pre-Thanksgiving, coast-to-coast round of house meetings that the follow-up report issued by MoveOn quoted one participant as jubilantly proclaiming: "A groundswell is happening."
Yessir. One more groundswell like that of the last month and MoveOn and the rest of us can start carrying out our meetings inside submarines. Please, for the moment, no more little ripples, let alone a groundswell.
Again, please read the entire column before commenting.
On a related theme... there's also this tasty morsel from Joe Trippi Writing in the Wall Street Journal, pointedly reminding the Democrats that they, indeed, have no one to blame except themselves (and John Kerry, of course).
Also take a look at Chris Nolan's pithy piece on the Reverend ("I Have A Scheme") Jesse Jackson. She laments how this former lion of civil rights has degenerated into a cheap publicity hound... now attaching himself all of a sudden in a high-profile way to charges of voter "fraud" in Ohio.
UPDATE: My compadre Doug Ireland also bashes Democrat Denial. (Ouch!)