Death Spiral Watch
Posted by aogWednesday, 05 November 2003 at 11:45 TrackBack Ping URL

Best of the Web notes that “Vote for the crook” has apparently become the rallying cry for the Democratic Party. I’ve wondered about that myself.

Is it because the Republicans are the “rule of law” party and the Democratic Party is now so consumed with opposition that crooks have a cachet a well behaved member of society doesn’t? The same theme shows up in foreign politics as well, with support from the Left for terrorists, murderers and dictators of all stripes as long as they oppose the US. I suppose that’s at least an organizing principle but it doesn’t seem like a good long term strategy for a major US political party (although, of course, that’s likely to cure itself soon enough).