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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Retro vs. Metro: Whacked Out

This and more commentary around the blogsphere today at Ouside the Beltway

Retro vs. Metro has lost it:
Beyond rumors of rigged voting machines, outright intimidation, and 30,000 other “irregularities”; beyond the DNC’s curious inability to muster any outrage over similar GOP skullduggery in 2000; beyond mainstream media’s apparent disinterest in either story, lies the awesome superiority of Bush’s message, shamelessly tailored to the lowest common denominator within his already narrow, ignorant base. Had Kerry addressed his more educated, diverse and - most importantly - numerically superior constituency, the margin in Kerry’s favor would’ve been so huge as to render wholesale vote theft impractical. And yes, we did tell you so: The Great Divide predicted this outcome quite clearly - should Democrats continue to tilt at the windmill of national unity. The Divide is permanent - but the good news is that Democrats can make it work for them...

Another example of how the left just doesn't get it. Let's look at some points:

  • Republicans are generally more well informed than Democrats according to a recent survey

  • No Democrat plan for change was presented. Period.

  • The DNC has harped on the problems with the 2000 election results ad infinitum

  • Lowest Common Denominator politics has no message and feeds only on fear. The politics which attempts to find the answers to the most difficult equations provides a plan. Kerry's message "I served in Vietnam and received really cool medals for it" and "George Bush is a bad guy." Bush's message was clear: tax reform; responsible judges; private Social Security accounts; finish Iraq and the war on terror.

  • The left's assertion that 60 million people are ignorant voters is consistent with their general disdain for the "Red State" American.

  • So, Kerry believes he is the one with the more educated, diverse constituency? This is the pompous, arrogant reason his message didn't resonate with Americans. Education has made a tremendously positive difference in our history. But that is only because education was followed by industrious behavior. Give me industry over education every time the choice is limited to those two alone.

This last point reminds me of a news story I read in the Arizona Republic last year. It was July in Phoenix. This is the time of year when people in Phoenix flock to San Diego to avoid the heat. It was also the month that Mensa scheduled its annual nationwide meeting. The first line of the article read, "So what kind of geniuses schedule their conference in Arizona in July?" That statement sums up the Democrat gameplan for the 2004 election.