Thursday, March 02, 2006


WASHINGTON, DC—In a press conference on the steps of the Capitol Monday, Congressional Democrats announced that, despite the scandals plaguing the Republican Party and widespread calls for change in Washington, their party will remain true to its hopeless direction.

"We are entirely capable of bungling this opportunity to regain control of the House and Senate and the trust of the American people," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said to scattered applause. "It will take some doing, but we're in this for the long and pointless haul."

"We can lose this," Reid added. "All it takes is a little lack of backbone."

The Onion, of course.


Mr Furious said...

Sigh...funny like a heart attack.

(Actually it's very funny, but leaves me feeling more like crying...)

sideshow bob said...

I don't know, their plan of standing idly by while the GOP self-destructs seems to finally be bearing fruit.

S.W. Anderson said...

Federal-level Democrats are following the old maxim that says when your opponent is doing himself in, don't get in his way.

Democrats, after all, have had several years experience with being used as punching bags. I expect they're at a point where they'd like to avoid a repeat.

This would be prime time for that to happen. Republicans would like nothing better than for Democrats to say or do something that would allow shifting as much negative attention as possible to Democrats and away from Bush and the Republicans.

We've seen attempts, such as all that manufactured outrage over Hillary Clinton's plantation statement.

Democrats can't continue this way indefinitely, though. If they do, they'll just appear to validate the rap they don't have any fresh ideas and don't really stand for anything.

Otto Man said...

The wave of retirements of Republicans is building, and Bush's current bottom-out couldn't have come at a better time in that sense. We might see another ten House GOP members decide to take their ball and go home (Ted Stevens style).

But at some point, the Dems have to step up to the plate and finish the GOP off. If they make a unified push on the corruption and incompetence angles this fall, they could actually pull off a huge upset and take back both houses.