Republican success since the rise of Reagan has been defining a bankrupt Democratic Party, out of step with American values of freedom and limited government, and offering an alternative.
To recall Reagan's oft-quoted observation at the CPAC conference in 1985, "The tide of history is moving irresistibly in our direction. Why? Because the other side is virtually bankrupt of ideas. It has nothing more to say, nothing to add to the debate. It has spent its intellectual capital."
The difference between the Democratic Party in 2007 and 1985 is absolutely zero.
I don't like Frank Luntz's politics but he is a very clever fellow, and his appearance on Bill Maher's show this week was very informative. I thought his point that all the Dems have been doing for years is to run against Bush was right on the money. That got Arrianna all (ahem..) huffy, but it's true. We can't win by saying what we are against, we will win by saying what we plan to do to change the mess that George Bush has created -- repeatedly, in great detail and language that the average voter can understand.
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