Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Has-Beens Moves In

Bruce Reed, president of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council, has a new blog up at Slate called, appropriately enough, Has-Beens. He defines his mission statement thusly:
Some men look at things as they are and ask why. Some dream of things that never were and ask why not. Has-Beens look at things as they were and ask why not do that again?...
I've argued in this space before that, although I take as much joy as anyone out of mocking the 'progressive', Kossack wing of the Democratic Party, we actually are much stronger as Republicans when we have a responsible, well-organized opposition party to play off of; one reason we're so fractured right now (if indeed we really are - but that's a subject for another post) is that we frankly don't have much to worry about from the Democrats - well, that's not exactly true. The Dems can still throw up plenty of opposition to our policies; right now, though, they're offering precious few ideas of their own.

To the extent that this blog gives visibility to the only organ of the Democratic Party to win a Presidential election since 1976(!!!), I welcome it. We'll be keeping an eye on it; God knows, it's gotta be better than Huff'n'Puff. Speaking of which, Byron York has an excellent question for Lawrence 'I'M THE GREATEST JOURNALIST EVER!!!!' O'Donnell: umm, how do you know the contents of internal Time e-mails, and has the prosecutor contacted your sorry butt yet?...

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