Ari Melber of the miserable Kerry campaign has published an op-ed in the right-wing New York Post saying that the Democrats can win only by becoming more hawkish and defying their dovish wing with a “Sister Souljah” moment. Sample line:
“Democrats must come together and proudly view their party as the party of national security — before anyone else will.”
The piece is bad enough to make you wonder whether Melber is deliberately trying to wreck the party. He knows perfectly well that much of the Democratic Party rank and file is dovish, but he is asking for a candidate who will insult them.
Here’s my (slightly edited) response:
It will be a cold day in Hell before I pay attention to anyone who had anything to do with the Kerry campaign. You guys were worthless. The response to the SBV’s was wretched.
The Democrats can’t run against their base. The problem with the Democrats is that they’re so dominated by Ivy League policy wonks such as yourself that they are completely incapable of communicating to the American people.
Your silly plan would almost certainly split the Democrats, and even so, I seriously doubt that the Dems will ever be able to out-hawk the Commander in Chief’s party — even when the CinC is fucking up as bad as Bush is.
The Democrats learned nothing from the 2000 election, and you’ve made it your job to make sure that they’ll learn the wrong things from the 2004 election. Go to hell.
Most sincerely yours,