With Democrats claiming to be the reality based party, it always bugs me when people like Kos regularly take liberties with the truth and live in a Fantasy Land in many ways the same as that the Republicans live in–and much less fun than the one here at Walt Disney World. On my brief check of the blogosphere today, I note that Kos is talking about Bill Clinton being a convert to Howard Dean’s fifty state strategy.
This may turn out to be the best strategy–time will tell. It makes sense that Democrats are at a disadvantge when the Republicans start out every election with a huge head start, and are free to attempt to reach out to Democratic voters. Regardless of the advantages of the strategy, it doesn’t make your case more convincing when you use fiction to support your arguments. Kos says:
Republicans haven’t abandoned a single one of their supporters. You could live in the Bluest part of Berkeley or Madison or Cambridge, and the party will communicate with you via mail and on TV and the radio. Drive into San Francisco over the Bay Bridge, and you’re met with a billboard advertising Michael Savage’s racist radio show.
Democrats hear from the party only if they live in districts that are more than 70-75 percent Democratic. Otherwise, you don’t get mail. You don’t get visits. And we don’t have the media machine to communicate to those folks.
So our party has atrophied in all but the Bluest areas, while conservatives build a truly national movement.
I hardly live in a Democratic area in Western Michigan, but I’ve received plenty of mail from the Democratic Party (which I suspect has increased since I’ve contributed money to them). It is likley true that there are many areas which the Democrats ignore, but not every district which is under 70-75 Democratic.
Now, back to Walt Disney World, where Fantasy Land belongs. After lunch earlier today at Brown Derby at the Disney Studios I’m taking a break before the extra late night hours at Epcot and dinner at the Bistro de Paris. (For those who know Epcot, it is hidden above the more prominent Chefs de France with much better food. It’s my third favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World, behind Flying Fish and California Grill).