January 29, 2005


The Strange Death That No One Cares About (Orrin C. Judd, 1/27/05, Tech Central Station)

There was a death in Washington recently that received far less attention than it deserved: the New Democrat philosophy of Bill Clinton is dead. This is a truly extraordinary development; one that should not be allowed to pass so quietly.

I'd no sooner written and sent off this piece than the following email came:
Subject: NEW DEM DAILY: From Daily to Dispatch
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 22:10:20 UT
From: New Democrats Online
To: orrin@brothersjudd.zzn.com

*Dear Subscriber:*

After more than four years and over 1,100 New Dem Daily offerings, we've decided to make a change in the frequency of the DLC's regular message, idea and commentary product. Starting this week, it will be called the New Dem Dispatch, and will be released on an "as-needed" rather than daily basis. The purpose of this change is to allow for more focused reporting and commentary on the big challenges facing the country and our political system. We will continue to offer an "Idea of the Week" and while the quantity of e-mails you receive from us may go down, we are determined to make sure the quality of these messages goes up.

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You can hear the clods hitting the coffin lid....

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 29, 2005 12:01 AM

You could come up with a great parody of "Streets of Laredo":
As I walked down the streets of Washington
as I walked out on Washington one day
I spied a New Democrat lying on the ash heap
Lying on the ash heap, as cold as Tom Delay.

Well, someone more creative than me could do it.

Posted by: Governor Breck at January 27, 2005 2:27 PM

Democratic Party; dying before our eyes, carcasses rotting in plain view, the stink making our eyes water and our stomachs churn. No self respecting vultures or hyenas around to snack upon the decaying corpses so we will have to inhale their noxious flautulence til we get rid of them. Wailing and gnashing of teeth, followed by gut wrenching dry heaves.

Posted by: h-man at January 27, 2005 3:05 PM

Lord, now lettest thou this party depart in peace, according to the people's vote; for mine eyes have seen the writing on the wall which even the main stream media hast presented in the presence of all peoples, a light for democracy to the whole world, and for well-being to this nation the USA.

I humbly beg forgiveness if anyone takes offense at my twisting of Holy Scripture (Luke 2:29-32). Guttenberg is responsible for making this act possible.

Posted by: Dave W. at January 27, 2005 4:29 PM

Well, they certainly are clods, but was it the left or GWB who buried them alive.

Posted by: David Cohen at January 27, 2005 5:46 PM

Taps anyone?

Posted by: LUCIFEROUS at January 27, 2005 7:57 PM

OJ: Why no picture at Tech Central?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 27, 2005 11:43 PM

The Wife is afraid that he'll get hit on by the numerous babes of the blogosphere and then what will happen to her poor feet?

The really burning question is, did he get paid? Was this a … job?

Speaking of which, why aren't you sellling BroJudd paraphenalia via Cafe Press? A big BroJudd logo over 'He ain't heavy – he's my blogger' would sell like hotcakes. Or you think "I was theoconned out of my life's opinions at …"? "I posted 1,000 comments and all I got was this lousy T-shirt"? "So many posts … so little time"?

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at January 28, 2005 12:03 AM

"The Old Man fell, but he's still going strong"

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 28, 2005 10:23 AM

Good riddance. The DLC's star is falling. Democrats will hopefully start standing for something besides "Republican-lite".

Posted by: John at January 28, 2005 1:22 PM

I'm just trying to get over the notion that a Cultural Values Conservative wrote a piece for the generally libertarian-ish TCS.

Posted by: Tom at January 29, 2005 7:59 PM