It’s not just George McGovern the American people dislike
Liberalism: Not Popular
Liberal Democrat (if, like George McGovern, heroic veteran) Paul Hackett has lost to Republican Jean Schmidt. Schmidt’s predecessor, Rob Portman, is now President Bush’s Trade Representative.
The election was interesting to South Dakotans because our leftwing blogs shut down to elect an Ohioan Democrat. (As someone who volunteered in Iowa, I am shocked!) What can I say? I’m happy it didn’t work out for them.
Not that such comments will stop instarevisionism
New Ohio Democratic superstar Paul Hackett went into the lion’s den of pure Red Southern Ohio and scared the pants off of the GOP losing by less than 4 points in the face of a NRCC promise to “bury him.”
No spin – the GOP is on the run.
Congratulations to Southern Ohio Democrats, the Lefty blogs, especially Swing State Project, and Dems everywhere. We have delivered a lesson – Fighting Dems will win the day.
On to 2006, when we take back the Congress.
If Democrats keep “winning” like this, looks like easy days ahead for us Righists. 🙂
Not that the rank and file believe that
The very first comment on Daily Kos began…
“McGovern touts legacy of liberalism in America,” by Rob Chaney, The Missoulian, 30 July 2005, http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2005/07/30/news/local/news05.txt (from Democratic Underground).
Tom Daschle isn’t the only famous Democrat from South Dakota…
I have a soft spot in my heart for George McGovern. We were both born in South Dakota. We both taught at a small college. We both lived in Italy for a time (his much longer and splendidly and mine). And neither us of defeated Richard Nixon or Jim Abdnor.
The Senator recently surfaced in Missoula of all places, speaking just like the McGovernator all South Dakotans know and refuse to vote for
“I’m a Democrat and a liberal,” McGovern said, adding, “I’m sure I wasn’t just revealing a secret. And I’m the worst kind of liberal – a bleeding-heart liberal.”
Yes, Senator, you are, and the American and South Dakotan people told you exactly what they think of that
McGovern painted the country Red
Though perhaps he’s a bit more conspiracy minded than before:
The nation needs a strong conservative movement to balance the liberal force, he said. What [America] doesn’t need, [McGovern] said, is people claiming to be either neo-conservative or neo-liberal. Such people are masking their true intentions, particularly with regards to U.S. involvement in the Iraq war.