Monday, July 28, 2008

Kristol: Be Afraid

William Kristol is afraid that Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress could actually win.

I read a report of a fund-raising letter from Obama on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, arguing that “We must have a deadlock-proof Democratic majority.”


So, the idea that a Democratic president might have a Democratic Congress, and they might actually pass some legislation — just like the Republicans did during the first six years of the Bush administration — fills him with fear?

One could only hope.

Frankly, if the last two years of Democratic leadership in the House and Senate are any guide, I don’t give them that much credit for being able to work with anyone, including a president of their own party. As it is, they’ll be so busy cleaning up their own mess of the last two years that a President Obama will have to take a number before they get around to actually doing anything that he wants. By that time it will time to run for re-election again.

So while Mr. Kristol may mock the Obama “got hope?” bumper stickers, I think that it’s meant to suggest that one can only hope that the Democrats perform as well as Mr. Kristol is afraid that they will.