Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The spine factor

Digby writes today about Democratic terrorists (no, not real terrorists) based on a quote from John F. Droney Jr., a former Democratic state chairman and staunch ally of Republican Democrat, Joe Lieberman. Challenger Ned Lamont may oust Lieberman so Droney laments:

"I think to be terrorized through the summer by an extremely small group of the Democratic Party, much less the voting population, is total insanity for a person who is a three-term senator," Droney said.
Aw, shucks. The Dem establishment, out of touch outside the Beltway, suffers from a bit of a persecution complex, don't they? Maybe Joe lacks the integrity, e.g., spine, to actually represent the people who elect him. Or is it that voters get in the way of the culture of entitlement in D.C.? Digby nails it (with emphasis):
The establishment would obviously like to do away with primaries. They would prefer to simply tell the plebes for whom to vote and just take their money. But, that's not the way it's going to work anymore. It's not just that politics have taken a parliamentary turn, which is quite true. It goes to the heart of why so many Americans don't trust Democrats to lead: the spineless factor. It's why the Democratic terrorists are going to take the radical step of trying to elect someone who doesn't publicly kiss George W. Bush on the lips every chance he gets.
You don't have to look any further than Joe Lieberman to understand why the entire world thinks Democrats are a bunch of chickenshit losers. We're tired of being associated with someone who can't even stand a fair fight in the Connecticut Democratic party without whining like snivelling schoolkid and threatening to take his ball and go home. Why should anyone trust such a gutless tool with the reins of government? I know I don't. The party is on notice that this just won't be tolerated anymore by leading Blue State Democrats.
Here's the plan. First, the Democratic terrorists are going to kick Lieberman's ass. After that, they are going to kick the Republican party's ass. And finally they will kick bin Laden's ass. We didn't create this hard core political environment, the Republicans did, with the help of self-serving Dems like Lieberman. Now somebody has to clean up all these messes. The crazed Democratic terrorists who are willing to cast aside all morality by ruthlessly supporting a primary challenger (who is not a travelling Deadhead, but rather a middle of the road self made millionaire) seem to be the only ones who are willing to do it.
Did I hear a battle cry for spine? A hot plate of spine?