Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The DLC Fumbles Once More

The DLC has attempted to copy the Republican Contract with America for the Democrats. The problem is while the Contract with America (henceforth to be referred to as "RCA") excellently framed the values of Republicans then showed clear policies that they would enact from those values, the DLC fails to present us with...well...anything. After carefully reading through the DLC Blueprint I came up with absolutely nothing concrete that Democrats stand for. I concur with Hunter over at DailyKos. I do not agree with Atrios that "From and Reed propose the Republican Platform", rather I believe that the DLC has succeeded with this document of proposing absolutely nothing, when you think about it, this is actually a rather astonishing acheivement. The DLC drives its politics from the idea that winning politics is comprised of not offending anyone, but with not offending anyone comes a great price, not excititing anyone.

8 comments:

Abe said...

The DLC is very clear on their plan it in a table called a New Democratic Plan for America, it the same thing the RCA was. And below that table they expanded the ideas. I happen tot hink that they ahve a good plan.

Abe said...

Its bettet than anything I have heard liberal democrats come up with.

Cwech said...

There is nothing there but vague meaningless crap. If you want to see something better I'll post something a lot better, this DLC document was a piece of crap.

Abe said...

No, it had clear ideas that would be good for the Democratic Party to follow.

Cwech said...

like what? name one clear idea that was anything but milquetoast politics designed not to offend anyone.

Cwech said...

You want to see what a reasonable attempt would look like? Say the word and I'll do it in the next week to week and a half. This document has nothing, I'll go beyond Hunter and say that it didn't even have a frame. Democrats need a narrative, instead the DLC has offered this odd random collection of vague thoughts that means nothing to anyone. Based on that document, you tell me, what do Democrats stand for? your response can be no longer than one coherent sentence long.

Abe said...

that a problem we have right now you can't sum up what the Democratic Party stands for in one sentence its too simplistic.

Cwech said...

Everything is too simplistic, but you can create a sentence that generates a broad narrative for the Party and use it to expand into a policy discussion. "Democrats will take a role of leadership in restoring our basic American values to government, the values of equity, responsible government, and a safer world so that all may prosper." That's the sentence, then you use it to expand into your policy positions.