February 9, 2006

IT'S NOT THE PITH, IT'S THE FRUIT:

Dems in search of pithy agenda (Jill Lawrence, 2/08/06, USA TODAY)

Bonnie Lauria had a modest request this week for a panel of Democrats at a United Auto Workers conference: Stop the torrent of words.

"Too much information is not good sometimes," said Lauria, 64, a retired General Motors plant worker from West Branch, Mich. "Just give me six or seven strong points that catch people's eye."

Lauria, who publishes a newsletter for UAW retirees, got no argument from John Lapp, executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Democrats, he said, suffer from "diarrhea of the mouth" while Republicans distill their ideas into a few short sound bites.

"You know what they're for," Lapp said of the opposition, adding that he's hopeful Democrats will soon have an "understandable" agenda.


"Appeasement, Taxes, Sodomy & Abortion."

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 9, 2006 5:11 PM
Comments

The agenda that dare not speak its name.

Posted by: Luciferous at February 9, 2006 5:33 PM

It is greatly amusing that the last 2 Dem nominees for President have both been completely and utterly unable to articulate their thoughts coherently, instead rambling on for minutes at a time to the most basic questions, and still have been portrayed as smarter than their opponent by the media. Sometimes it's good to be the Stupid Party.

Posted by: b at February 9, 2006 5:42 PM

You left "anti-Wal Mart" off the list.

Posted by: jdkelly at February 9, 2006 6:00 PM

That's pretty clever, oj. Send that along to Mr. Lapp so he can get on with it.

Posted by: Tom Wall at February 9, 2006 8:03 PM

"Appeasement, taxzes, sodomy and abortion."

You left off gun-grabbing--don't forget gun grabbing.

Those people aren't fooling anybody. We know that they're just lying in the weeds, waiting for the next juicy schoolyard/postal job to pounce.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 10, 2006 7:48 AM

sounds like an ian dury song.

Posted by: toe at February 10, 2006 12:07 PM
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