November 14, 2002
"PELOSIFIERS AT THE GATE":The Dems don't have a prayer (Zev Chafets, Nov. 14, 2002, Jewish World Review)
On the Sixth Day of November, the Deity of the Democrats, the god of Roosevelt, Truman and JFK, looked down upon the land of the free and said, "Yech!"
And so the L-rd summoned His celestial consultant, His pundit and the divine pollster, who knows the hearts of all creatures, and said: "I have bestowed upon My party great bounty - telegenic candidates and water-parting issues, wealthy trial lawyers and Terry McAuliffe - and behold! They have blown a midterm election to a sitting Republican President. Gather ye together and bring forth a savior." [...]
[S]aid the consultant. "Tomorrow, the House Democrats in Washington elect a leader. Ford would be perfect. He would become the new face of the party."
The L-rd frowned. "Sorry," He said, "but it is ordained that Rep. Nancy Pelosi will be chosen."
The pollster slapped his head. "Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco? She's Ralph Nader in a pantsuit. She'll kill us in 2004."
"Yes," said the L-rd. "That, too, is ordained."
"Oh, L-rd, we beseech Thee," cried the wise men. "Deliver us from the Pelosifiers at the gate."
And the god of Roosevelt, Truman and JFK sadly shook His head. For He was also the god of McGovern, Dukakis and Gore, and He knew, from personal experience, that sometimes even divine intervention can't save the Democratic Party from itself.
"Nader in a pantsuit"--that's pretty good. It does raise a serious question though: doesn't the division within the Democrat Party suggest that we could see its moderates move toward the GOP and its hard core morph into something resembling the Green Party? Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2002 9:58 AM