One thing we can be absolutely certain of is that William M. Daley’s advice to make the Democrat Big Tent bigger will not happen. Daley is warning Democrats that “electoral disaster” is on the horizon if they don’t change their hard left stance.
Daley, was former U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton, and the former chairman of Al Gore’s 2000 presidential bid. He cites the polls – “the drumbeat of ominous poll results,” Alabama congressman, Parker Griffith’s decision to move across the aisle and join the Republican party, along with other moderate Democrats who have decided not to run for re-election.
All that is required for the Democratic Party to recover its political
footing is to acknowledge that the agenda of the party’s most liberal
supporters has not won the support of a majority of Americans — and,
based on that recognition, to steer a more moderate course on the key
issues of the day, from health care to the economy to the environment
In the meantime, liberals — and, indeed, all of us — should have the
humility to recognize that there is no monopoly on good ideas, as well
as the long-term perspective to know that intraparty warfare will only
relegate the Democrats to minority status, which would be disastrous
for the very constituents they seek to represent.
The party’s moment of choosing is drawing close. While it may be too
late to avoid some losses in 2010, it is not too late to avoid the kind
of rout that redraws the political map. The leaders of the Democratic
Party need to move back toward the center — and in doing so, set the
stage for the many years’ worth of leadership necessary to produce the
sort of pragmatic change the American people actually want.
Mr. Daley should call for the removal of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid if he is serious about changing the party for the good of the American citizenry. It cannot be done until these two moonbats are relieved of their oligarchy.