Liberals bemoaning the lack of a cohesive message from Democrats this election cycle are way off-base, opines The Wall Street Journal's editorial board. The party has an identity--it just happens to be that of psychotic, quasi-homeless fictional character. Explains the Journal:
Democrats seeking to boost voter turnout this fall are beginning to sound like the late comedian Chris Farley's portrayal of a "motivational speaker" on Saturday Night Live. Farley's character sought to inspire young people by announcing that they wouldn't amount to "jack squat" and would someday be "living in a van down by the river."
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who prefers sailing vessels to vans by the river, recently tried out the Farley method. Said Mr. Kerry, "We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention to what's going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what's happening." Bay State voters are surely thrilled to be represented by a man so respectful of their concerns.
Consider us skeptical. Didn't the Journal just compare President Obama to George Costanza a few weeks ago? Democrats can't be both, unless Foley bought his van off Fragile Frankie Merman.
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