That tasty casserole of words comes from James Carville in a recent description of the Democratic National Committee, lately managed by former Vermont Governor and failed presidential candidate, Howard Dean.
Now that the schedule for this year’s Democratic primaries has become messier than a pot of dried out spaghetti, we can thank Dean for not managing the kitchen. Aside from his own questionable management skills, he is led around by the nose by the far-left, anti-war faction on the Democratic party, that knows as little about political organization as it does about protecting American interests overseas.
So, humor us as we reprise the posting we made months ago when it was announced that Dean was not “going into that good night” like many of us had fervently wished.
What is it about the Democratic Party that it is so hell-bent on self-destruction?
It looks like Howard Dean, who imploded during the most recent primary season, will be selected chairman of the Democratic Party.
In management consulting circles, there is such a thing called a “learning organization.” What that means is that past experience is used to adjust strategies, policies, etc., so that past mistakes are not repeated in the future. Similarly, a learning organization learns from its successes and tries to replicate those successes in the future.
If nothing else, Bill Clinton’s legacy to the Democrats is that you CAN WIN if you campaign and govern from the middle of the political spectrum. Extremism has always been a losing hand for the Democrats. As a former McCarthy and McGovern supporter, I can vouch for that.
To put the party in Dean’s hand might — at best — be a 30-year plan to take over the federal government. I’ll be dead by then and most of you who are reading this will be old enough to have made the inevitable swing from trendy progressive, to aging, conservative Republicans. In other words, it will be too late.