Kaus at MSN this morning::

Spirit-crushing foolishness from my candidate, John Kerry. The nation is trying to figure out how to fight global terrorism and he’s talking about having ‘not just a Department of Health and Human Services, but a Department of Wellness.’ How about a Department of F***ing Perspective? If Bush is smart he’ll be ridiculing Kerry about this for the rest of the month. …Thanks, Iowa!”

His complaint about Iowa is amusing. He’s basicly saying that Kerry made it in because the voters rejected Howard Dean there. May I remind the Kaus that Dean was running a staunch anti-war campaign? If Kaus rejects such nonsense, why wouldn’t THEY, for pity’s sake? You’re going to complain about fellow Democrats saying with hteir votes what you’re saying in your column?

Let’s get real. It’s the DNC that inflicted that choice on the voters, Mickey. I recognize it’s all the rage on the left these days to label the voters as idiots, instead of placing the blame where it belongs, but you really need to have a word with the DNC leadership and stop blaming the voters. And do it really soon, if you ever figure to get a Democrat elected for any office over Town Dog Catcher.

That point aside, though, Kaus has been saying for the last few days what I’m hearing from a lot of sources these days… even leftist ones… Frustration that they can’t get around two major points:

  • It’s terrorism, stupid
  • Bush is the guy when it comes to terrorism
  • Kerry’s double talk and outright lies, to say nothing of his voting record on defense issues, as well as his own very public history, have crippled him in the area of voter trust on the biggest issue of today…. Terrorism.

    And even committed Democrats like Kaus are starting to understand what a risk that lack places our nation and the world in. When it comes time to pull that lever to elect Kerry, most of ’em won’t be able to do it. They will chose be forced to choose country over party.

    As an aside….One has to wonder what kind of future the Democrat party has when the Democrat rank and file starts thinking for themselves and voting accordingly… and particularly when they find out afterward that the world doesn’t end when they make such a choice. Indeed, what happens to the party when as a result of their dumping the Democrats, things get better? This is an earthshaking opportunity, folks.