Although Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas is right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give thanks. In particular, thanks for Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean who are doing their part to bail water out of the Republicans’ public opinion ship.
This has been a tough year for Republicans. There’s no doubt about it. President Bush’s approval ratings have hit record lows; grassroots conservatives are frustrated over Republicans inability to control spending or move past “guest worker” programs in addressing border security; and the media is constantly painting a picture of failure in Iraq. One would think that the Democrats would be salivating over such an alignment of good fortune, and they should be. Republicans have dropped the ball numerous times when given the opportunity to actually stand up and lead. However, just when the momentum appears to be headed toward the Democrats, left-wing standard bearers such as Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean remind voters that being reckless is much worse than being inept.