I'm trying to figure out how Bush, Rove and Castle can play Americans for a bunch of suckers and get away with it every single time.
I'm trying to figure out how ABC can promote this right-wing nonsense
that blames Clinton for 9/11 and many Democrats can just say - "oh well."
And I'm trying to figure out how Castle can go into this election standing for absolutely nothing other than getting re-elected
and be ahead. Then it came to me...
You know how in movies when someone gets kicked or punched in the balls they bend over for a second and then keep on fighting like nothing happened?
Well that is not
what happens in real life. In real life if someone gets hit squarely in the nuts they go down for the count. The fight does not go on for another twenty minutes. The fight is over.
Karl Rove knows this. He knows that everything other than the kick in the balls is a sideshow. He knows that the winner of the fight is not determined by the judges scorecard. He knows that the winner of the fight is the guy who does not end up sprawled out in a pool of his own blood and vomit. David Crossan and Ken Grant know this and are managing Ferris Wharton's campaign with this knowledge. Beau Biden probably knows it. We'll see I guess.
Not many Democrats seem to know about the real rules. We still have Democrats who want to dance around and fight using the "Marquis of Queensberry Rules" who think a referee is going to raise the better man's hand at the end. That is fine as far as Rove is concerned. He can just wait for that opening and...WHAM!
In a thread below people commented on the Spivack
campaign. To me, Dennis seemed to be the kind of fighter who could deliver the GOP style kick in the nuts. The kind of Democrat, in short, that the times call for. Maybe the DLC's Tom Carper bought him off with his $10,000 contribution and told him not to deliver the groin punch. Maybe his consultants warned him off it. Maybe he has that punch, but is waiting for his opening. Who knows.
One thing is sure. Until WE Democrats take a page out of Rove's handbook - WE are going to be the guys with blood in OUR piss who are comforted by notions of our moral superiority.