California Governor Schwarzenegger was the target of speakers at the annual Democrat convention, who apparently tasered themselves into a frenzy while reading the results of the last few elections before taking the stage.
Democrat Judy Chu of Monterey Park even threw down the gaunlet…lightly so as to not disturb area wildlife: “The governor has declared war on the state of California. He declared war on us, and I declare war on him.”
The Democrats are now, of course, being led by Howard Dean, but the basic party philosophy is not straying from that which hasn’t worked for them in the recent past. That philosophy is the same one employed by former Dem leader Terry McAuliffe.
McAuliffe never quite “got it.” After the recall of California’s Gray Davis, McAuliffe said, “People are very angry about the course of our nation … people are worried about their jobs, their health insurance, and they are taking it out on Gray Davis … and they will take it out on George Bush, too.”
He was half right.
At that time, Terry McAuliffe unleashed a new Democrat strategy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ to somehow try to pave the road to ultimate victory with the asphalt of humiliating defeat. The flawed logic being that Democrats were being punished for Republican mistakes, and, when the time came, Republicans would pay, too.
It didn’t quite play out that way, and doesn’t show any signs of changing in the near future.
Democrats appear to be using that formula in their opposition to Arnold as well. Under the “McAuliffe Theory of Democrat Gains,” if the Republicans get any more incompetent, there won’t be a Democrat left in Congress.
Keep the tradition alive, Howard.