Evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb. -- Dark Helmet, Spaceballs
Now is the time when the Democratic Party should be well-poised to make a comeback and reverse the gains the Republicans have made in the house and senate. And it ain't gonna happen. Why? Because, quite simply, the Democrats are stupid.
There hasn't been a better time in the last 6 years to make a comeback. The administration's credibility is getting pummeled, after failing to find any WMDs, failing to find Osama, getting publicly mocked by al-Zwahiri, racking up a huge body count in Iraq with no end in sight, taking dirty money from Abramoff, and, most recently, with Cheney shooting his hunting partner in the face and not bothering to tell anybody about it.
You couldn't ask for a better situation. And yet, the Dems seem determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. What Washington really needs is some fresh blood, some reasonable, fiscally-responsible moderates to rein in the don't-tax-just-spend Republicans running amok. And when the Democrats finally find one -- in the form of Paul Hackett, a popular Iraq vet -- they force him out of politics because they were afraid he'd make their preferred candidate look bad.
With friends like these, who needs enemies?