June 26, 2005


Lack of hero leaves liberals languishing (J.P. Devine, 6/26/05, Kennebec Journal)

"When America was on its knees, he brought us to our feet." So goes the buzz line for Ron Howard's "Cinderella Man," a summer hit describing the 1935 bravura victory of New Jersey's "Irish" Jimmy Braddock over Max Baer.

What I want to know now, Mr. and Mrs. Democratic America, is where our "Cinderella Man or Woman" is when we need him or her.

The Democratic Party is truly on its knees. Who will be our Jimmy Braddock and bring us to our feet?

These are sad, dark days. Even people who truly like us are getting ready to take out the going-to-the-wake blue suit.

Even clear, liberal comics who are on our side, such as Jon Stewart and Bill Maher, are making fun of us.

They're saying the Democratic Party has no plan, no vision and, at this date, no credible candidate who can go up against the Rove Machine. I agree.

If Bush succeeds in loading the Supreme Court with Clarence Thomas clones, the prospect of seeing Democrats actually -- not metaphorically, you understand, but physically -- thrown to the lions in Madison Square Garden is next.

Why? They aren't Christian.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 26, 2005 11:00 AM

Where can I get tickets?

Posted by: obc at June 26, 2005 11:08 AM

Jesse Jackson isn't Christian? Jimmy Carter isn't Christian?

Posted by: Robert Duquette at June 26, 2005 11:38 AM

No and no.

Posted by: jefferson park at June 26, 2005 12:26 PM

What is it with the Left and this martyr complex that has them constantly asserting that the only thing keeping Leftists alive is their clinging to power at all costs? Especially when in countries from Cuba to Russia to China to Cambodia, they've always been the ones killing their opponents when they come to power. Sounds like they are afraid of a little deserved "do unto others as others have done unto you" being applied to them. So once again they are disconnected from reality in that they assume their opponents will behave as they themselves have behaved.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 26, 2005 12:41 PM

Not according to Howard Dean.

Posted by: oj at June 26, 2005 1:17 PM

Jesse Jackson a Christian? He thinks the no-room-at-the-inn story is about homelessness.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at June 26, 2005 3:43 PM

And how does that disqualify him? Since when did being a Christian mean having to get anything right?

Posted by: Robert Duquette at June 26, 2005 10:55 PM

Doesn't. Howard Dean disqualified them.

Posted by: oj at June 26, 2005 11:13 PM

How did he do that, pray tell?

Posted by: Robert Duquette at June 27, 2005 7:25 PM

Read the papers much?

Posted by: oj at June 27, 2005 7:28 PM