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"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Democrats Reward Failure

Posted on | December 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

Of course, that’s the principle of their social-welfare policies, but who thought they’d apply it to politics?

Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.) promoted an internal candidate to be the new executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Israel, the new DCCC chairman, announced Monday that Robby Mook would be the committee’s next top staffer.
Mook led the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure effort in the 2010 cycle, during which the party lost more than 60 seats and its majority. . . .
“Robby has the right combination of experience, political know-how and leadership savvy to help make this the shortest Republican majority in history,” Israel said in a statement.

Translation: He’s an experienced loser! Note that Republicans, despite their huge victory in the mid-term elections, are staging a mutiny against RNC Chairman Michael Steele, who is being blamed generally for the GOP having failed to win more.  

In their dissatisfaction with a less-than-complete victory, Republicans remind me of the ancient Athenians, as described in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: “And what they have planned but not carried out, they think that in this they lose something already their own; what they have attempted and gained, that in this they have achieved but little in comparison with what they mean to do.”

Related: Tea Party Nation promoter wants Sarah Palin to seek the RNC chairmanship.


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