The “united” left… seriously?

18 Mar

From the GOP blog, RedState.Com on the party’s rudderless journey onto the rocks ::

Why do Republicans break out the pitch forks and light the torches every time there is perceived impurity around them in the party? Why do we enclave so well and why don’t we do “join” well? Even more to the point, why do Democrats seem to avoid this problem?

Really? The Democrats – you do mean the lefies, right? – are more unified and disciplined than the right?

The defining characteristics of left-wing politics are its gargantuan schisms. Personally I’d rather share a taxi with a moderate Tory, than I would many of the authoritarian lefty apologists who frequent some of the left’s more odious blogs.

Let’s be honest for a second. The GOP has been one of the most organised and “on-message” political organisations ever. For years it’s been standard practice for talking points to be filtered down from party mandarins to the foot soldiers. Not since Obama’s run for the DNC nomination have the American left seen such a savvy network.

The politicians. The rightwing media. The GOP activists and henchmen. They’re all in on it, and for a while, it worked.

4-years ago, the permanent Republican majority looked a real possibility, as the Republicans controlled the political agenda and set its tone.

Now, with the Rovian dream of conservative dynastical rule in tatters, a leadership vacuum has led to various warring factions vying control of the Republican Party.

Let’s hope it’s a bloody war of attrition.

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6 Responses to “The “united” left… seriously?”

  1. mike@mikepower.net March 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    *Personally I’d rather share a taxi with a moderate Tory, than I would many of the authoritarian lefty apologists who frequent some of the left’s more odious blogs.*Ditto. Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  2. mike@mikepower.net March 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    *Personally I’d rather share a taxi with a moderate Tory, than I would many of the authoritarian lefty apologists who frequent some of the left’s more odious blogs.*Ditto. Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  3. magicskyman@hotmail.com March 18, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Agree with you & Mike Power.The GOP are really flaying themselves alive & I’m laughing my head off.They will eventually re-emerge around a free-market, libertarian approach, shorn of theocrat moralism & warmongering. I would probably still be a Democrat, but I’d have no massive objection to this approach. Expect it around 2016 or 2020.I am taking a positive view of Obama. Even if the stimulus goes badly, which I think is quite possible (though I think rather unlikely), he represents the victory of science & reason (some of his appointments have been truly top-notch) & is burying the Religious Reich in umarked graves, to my joy. Like I said, the right will be back, with the GOP as its vehicle, but the odious cunts we’ve seen during the last 8 years are done for. But for now, Rove’s cynicism is putting paid to his dreams of inflicting his own fuckwittery on the world.It is also a laugh to watch the likes of Donal Blaney in these times.

  4. magicskyman@hotmail.com March 18, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Agree with you & Mike Power.The GOP are really flaying themselves alive & I’m laughing my head off.They will eventually re-emerge around a free-market, libertarian approach, shorn of theocrat moralism & warmongering. I would probably still be a Democrat, but I’d have no massive objection to this approach. Expect it around 2016 or 2020.I am taking a positive view of Obama. Even if the stimulus goes badly, which I think is quite possible (though I think rather unlikely), he represents the victory of science & reason (some of his appointments have been truly top-notch) & is burying the Religious Reich in umarked graves, to my joy. Like I said, the right will be back, with the GOP as its vehicle, but the odious cunts we’ve seen during the last 8 years are done for. But for now, Rove’s cynicism is putting paid to his dreams of inflicting his own fuckwittery on the world.It is also a laugh to watch the likes of Donal Blaney in these times.

  5. magicskyman@hotmail.com March 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    I can actually envisage the drug laws being liberalised in Obama’s time & the GOP not reversing this.There are quite a few Republicans to watch who are untainted by the Bush years & are biding their time. They are of great interest & that & are actually not bad, some of them.What must be stressed is that even if Obamas becomes popular, the GOP in its present form is not likely to benefit. Many on the right are at best semi-detached.Do you ever read Andrew Sullivan? Not sure about how worthwhile his own opinions are, but he issues out a fair few links that are worth clicking on.

  6. magicskyman@hotmail.com March 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    I can actually envisage the drug laws being liberalised in Obama’s time & the GOP not reversing this.There are quite a few Republicans to watch who are untainted by the Bush years & are biding their time. They are of great interest & that & are actually not bad, some of them.What must be stressed is that even if Obamas becomes popular, the GOP in its present form is not likely to benefit. Many on the right are at best semi-detached.Do you ever read Andrew Sullivan? Not sure about how worthwhile his own opinions are, but he issues out a fair few links that are worth clicking on.

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