"I believe that Democrats and liberals in 2006 stand to have their greatest opportunity since 1992 (which was lost). You will have the substantial support of many lapsed Republicans and doubters of Bush conservatism like myself. But I also have the sense that many Democrats and liberals have an instinct for the capillaries, not for the jugular. If that leads to failure in 2006, there will be a major price to pay, not just for the United States but in terms of the credibility of your party and movement."
--Kevin Phillips, author of "American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century," on TPM Cafe
"Liberals have an instinct for the capillaries, not for the jugular."
OUCH! I mean, DAMN! But it's so true, in the main, especially as you veer away from the precincts that we work in, i.e., the grassroots, where the liberals we know laid down their pacifism round about the second week of November, 1994. The Watauga County Democratic Party, for example, immediately printed a new bumpersticker following the '94 elections: "DEMOCRATS ARM YOURSELVES!"
That's basically been the attitude ever since, which has made us perhaps unwelcome in certain parlors with chintz on the windows. It also helped us win back a majority on the local county commission for the first time in decades.
Listen to Kevin Phillips. Americans won't elect pussies.