The Ostroy Report

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Friday, April 22, 2005

Feels Good to be a Democrat Today

We lost the House, the Senate, the White House, and perhaps even the courts. We don't control the media, as purported daily by conservative spin monkeys like Rep. Tom Delay, and it sure feels small and insignificant to be a Democrat these days. But not this week. This week I am feeling empowered; satisfied. Hell, I'm even gloating. By all indications, things are looking worse each day for embattled House Leader Delay. The solid wall of Republican support is slowly chipping away. Our poster-boy for morality and ethics is on the hot seat, and it's getting hotter every minute. Let me go out on a limb and say his days are numbered. He's going down. He will eventually lose his leadership post. And let's not forget the midterms, and the fact that he only won in '04 by 55% against a no-name opponent. He could very well find himself playing a lot of tennis in '06 with Tom Daschle. It also appears that President Bush's nominee for UN Ambassador, John Bolton, seems doomed. Apparently, even the Senate GOP is starting to consider that perhaps berating and threatening suboordinates, fishing for secret personnel info, exaggerating WMD threats and chasing a female lawyer through a Moscow hotel just may not be very diplomatic. Lastly, Bush's Social Security privatization plan is all but dead. Senate and House Democrat's take note: you do have power. Look what happens when you stop being Bush's patsys. Next stop, the filibuster. We must win this showdown. But all in all, it sure feels good to be a Democrat right now. Andy


  • At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bravo, Kay

  • At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bravo, Kay

  • At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Robert Russell said…

    I sympathize with your sentiments, but caution that you are most vulnerable when you feel most satisfied. Just because you are right does not mean you will win. A victory in a battle does not mean victory in the war.

    Keep up the good fight.

  • At 5:55 PM, Blogger The Ostroy Report said…

    Robert, the trouble with many Democrats is this feeling they have to constantly apologize and be ultra PC. Sorry, man, but if you equate vulnerability with confidence and success, that's your issue. It's not often we Democrats appear on the winning side. Recognizing some success, having it empower us, and giving us a sense of pride is just a start. You are remiss to diminish the victory of this battle simply because there's a war ahead. We need to take what we can and build on it.


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