So Howard Dean is now the Chair of the Democratic National Committee. This is the guy who just recently said "I hate Republicans and everything they stand for". Lends credence to the line that the difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans think Democrats are wrong and Democrats think Republicans are evil.
Hard to imagine they could find someone more pinheaded than Terry McAuliffe to run the party, but they've succeeded.
A lot of people are rubbing their hands with great glee, predicting that this will lead to an implosion in the party. I tend to agree, but I think maybe--just maybe--something good could come of this.
The Democratic party is totally out of the mainstream. They've suffered nothing but setbacks from the day Bill Clinton raised his hand, and yet they continue along the same path. Bush was elected with a clear majority of the vote, something Clinton never achieved. In fact I think the last president to get a majority of the vote was LBJ. There's a message here for the Democrats if they care to listen.
But I think that there is some small chance that once Howard "Meltdown" Dean finishes ripping the party asunder, perhaps a new Democratic party can emerge. One with viable ideas, a true "loyal opposition". A party which listens to America and not the Pelosis and Boxers and Kerrys and all the rest of the wine and brie set. A party which regards Teddy Kennedy as a ridiculous, besotted old fool instead of some sort of deity.
I most likely will still disagree with the Democrats, but I'd welcome the reemergence of a more reasonable, in-touch Democratic party
Meanwhile, under Dean the party is going to continue to suffer loss after loss. The next few years should be a lot of fun.
Have at it, Dr. Dean, and here's a YEEAAAH for you.