Thursday, September 28, 2006

HAROLD MEYERSON THROWS A HISSY!

Harold Meyerson’s Op-Ed in (where else) the New York Times Fish Wrapper is a polemic against Olympia Snow (WA), Mike DeWine (OH) and Lincoln Chafee (RI). In Meyerson's jaundiced view, none of these three candidates (none apparently from Meyerson's own state) are REAL moderates, but simply conservatives (Meyerson uses that word as a perjorative - which it is not!) in moderate clothing.

I can only conclude after reading this rant that Meyerson is running for the job of "village idiot".

How he can claim that DeWine (from my own state) who has always been a slightly left-of-center moderate is somehow trying to fool the electorate is ludicrous. If anything, DeWine's re-election was threatened because he was not considered to be at all conservative ENOUGH by the voters of Ohio.

As for Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, why pick on him? He's so incredibly dumb that his positions aren't clear to him let alone anybody else. As friend Pat put it on his blog: "Chafee is so dumb, he couldn't spell “c-a-t” if you spotted him the “c and the a”!"

I don't know much about Olympia Snow except that if Meyerson thinks she's a conservative, she's probably a slightly left-of-center moderate like Senator DeWine.

What's really happening - and we'll be seeing a lot of this (right out of the James Carville playbook) from now until the November elections – is that Democrats, in lieu of an actual agenda or some sort of viable plan to present to the voters, are going to trundle out these polemic-producing pundits of no special qualification, wit or intelligence, in order to confuse the people that the Dems see as clueless rubes - theRepublican-leaning voters.

The attack ads in Ohio started in JANUARY and I have observed, with a great deal of distaste that almost universally all of the Democratic ads are attack based with no verbiage putting forth any plan other than “I hate Republicans!”. This is an insult to MY intelligence and that of 99% of other Ohio voters but apparently the Democrats feel this is their only hope.

Somehow, I doubt it will work!

2 comments:

HILLARYNEEDSAVACATION said...

I can only conclude after reading this rant that Meyerson is running for the job of "village idiot"...


great post Ms. Miller...

the madness continues...

wonder what his opinion of Joe Lieberman is?

and did he vote for Lieberman to be a Vice President only a few years ago...

Gayle Miller said...

hnav - that's an excellent question! Betcha he did!