Two unpopular wars are raging, with more threatened. There is unprecedented spying on the public by the government. The CIA sends prisoners to Third World countries to be tortured. Civil rights are constantly being eroded. Millions march for immigrant rights. The middle class is getting squeezed, finding it harder to make ends meet, as more and more drop into poverty.
The public is not happy, they want change. Polls consistently show this. One would think this would be a near-perfect opportunity for Democrats to leap into the fray, propose bold new plans, rally the public, then sweep to glorious electoral victory in November.
But you know what’s coming, don’t you? No bold plans, none of that “vision thing.” Rather, beaming in from the Planet Clueless, comes this bedraggled, pathetic attempt at relevance by ranking Democrats.
Democratic House and Senate leaders are planning to reduce the cost of student loans and prescription drugs, raise the minimum wage and launch an effort to develop alternative fuels if they win back control of Congress.
In an interview Tuesday with USA TODAY, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi previewed the “New Direction for America” platform hammered out by Democratic members of Congress, mayors and governors. She and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid plan to formally unveil the plan today.
This is a “New Direction?” More like a head-on crash into a phone pole, you ask me. Why would anyone vote for a party this empty-headed? Note the Dems have, cunningly by their own reckoning no doubt, deliberately ignored virtually all major issues of the day, choosing instead to be bland, tepid and, worst sin of all in politics, boring.
If they continue down this path, they deserve the defeat that awaits them, as they’ve given no reason for voters to get enthusiastic, or even care, about them.
Don’t waste time and energy on the upcoming elections, thinking somehow Democrats will be different. Clearly, they won’t be. People in the streets. Mass action. That’s what’s needed. That’s what gets results.