Politics Abhors a Vacuum

There’s an interesting dynamic occurring in the Democratic Party. A struggle for power and identity rages behind the scenes. Outwardly, faces are smiling and people are patting each other on the back, saying “Better days are coming.” Reading between the lines, it’s another story.

Howard Dean has effectively won the chairmanship for the DNC, although the vote won’t actually take place until February 12. Since one of the main functions of the DNC chair is fundraising, we know Dean will be in bed with the likes of MoveOn.org, George Soros and the Hollywood-left elite. MoveOn.org insisted that they controll the Democratic Party following the recent presidential election. Now, they are cementing the claim by buying the DNC for their boy, Howie. To raise funds from those on the ultra-left, Dean will be promising a Democratic agenda to their liking. Unfortunately, this agenda will not be in line with the values of the majority of Americans.

In direct conflict, we hear Hillary Clinton soften her stance on abortion and embrace religion. Nancy Pelosi followed her lead during the Democratic rebuttal of the State of the Union. Pelosi mentioned God and religion twice in her short speech. Essentially, the Dems who must run for re-election are scampering to the center. They fear a Daschle-like takedown.

Grandstanding has become the downfall of party regulars. Barbra Boxer recently embarrassed herself during the Condi Rice hearings. Between accusing Rice of lying and crying at the mike, she offered a classic picture of a woman ruled by emotion, not intellect. She enforced a stereotype that women in power have been fighting against for decades.

Party icon Ted Kennedy squandered tremendous political muscle in the past year. After passionately backing the losing Kerry/Edwards ticket, he managed to further implode by publicly denouncing the then-impending Iraq elections. Apparently, Uncle Teddy appreciates a good egg facial. His star is surely setting within the party; the Kennedy dynasty is over.

There exists a vacuum within the Democratic Party. And, politics — like Nature — abhors a vacuum. The stage is set for a battle between the party politicians who depend on voter support and the party purists. It will be interesting, a right-wing spectator sport, to watch who survives the vortex to fill that void.

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4 Responses to “Politics Abhors a Vacuum”

  1. Adam says:

    Pelosi mentioned God and religion twice in her short speech? Oh! It must be an agenda!

  2. Surfside says:

    Not an agenda, Adam — but definitely a trend.

  3. Adam says:

    Well, sorry guys. Liberals believe in God too.

  4. Surfside says:

    Yes, I sincerely hope they do. However, they rarely incorporate it into their politics and tend to hide that fact behind the “separation of church and state” mantra.