Friday, September 12, 2008

Fear Not, Democrats, We Always Win in the End

There is a lot of anxiety floating around Democratic circles lately and everyone seems to be freaking out except for Barack Obama (he's an old pro, folks, he's already thought through your angles). But I have come to bring you the good news: liberals/progressives/Democrats/whatever always win in the end.

Take Sarah Palin. Is this not just a shameless aping of the Hillary Clinton campaign? Without the historic Clinton candicacy within the Democratic party, do you think Karl Rove would give Palin the time of day? I'm kind of surprised they didn't just shoot the moon and go with Condeleeza Rice.

On pretty much every issue, Democrats get it right, Republicans get it wrong, and everyone comes around to the Democratic position in the end. Examples: civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, environmentalism, the Iraq war...

The vast majority of people agree wholeheartedly with the Democrats, so the Republicans create noise and sideshows to distract people. Eventually, though, even the Republicans are forced to change and come around to our side.

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said so prophetically, ""the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice."

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