A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Wow, Such Winners!

So the Dems won two little governorships last night. Big deal.

They act as though they won the Presidency, the House, and the Senate (oh, wait, that was us, the last 3 elections).

Chairman Mao . . . I mean Dean let loose with a scream and declared:

The resounding victories tonight by Jon Corzine and Tim Kaine have sent a powerful message that when Democrats stand up for what we believe in, we win. They showed that the values and priorities of the Democratic Party are the values and priorities of the American people.

Jon Corzine and Tim Kaine were strong candidates who offered vision and leadership based on the shared values and priorities of the voters of New Jersey and Virginia. They worked hard to earn the trust and the votes of the people in their states by not taking a single vote or voter for granted.

Also tonight, voters all across the country delivered a resounding message: Americans are tired of the politics of hate and divisiveness, and voted for strong Democratic candidates who offered true leadership for their states and communities. These candidates showed exactly what our party is going to do to stand up and win in 2006.
Hey, Howard! You fail to notice that this was not a national election and you really didn't change anything?

First of all, a Democrat is replacing a Democrat in Virginia, where Kaine won with 51% of the vote (wow, what a landslide!) and in New Jersey, a Democrat is replacing a temporary governor who replaced the icky Democrat governor McGreevey.

Whoo hoo!!

Has anyone noticed that, though Howard Dean says it happened, we still don't know exactly what the Democrat Party stands for? Apparently, Corzine and Kaine "have sent a powerful message that when Democrats stand up for what we believe in, we win." That does explain why the Dems have been on the losing end of the last three elections. But Dean seems to think they have actually won something new, which they haven't.

Was Iraq on the ballot in Virginia or New Jersey? Was President Bush? No and no. So, what exactly was so important about two Democrats winning governorships already held by Democrats?

Rush has a great monologue from today about this very topic, titled: Status Quo Holds in Election, Press Calls It Dem Sweep/Bush Defeat. You can read it and/or listen.