Get out ur hankies, Democrats are singing the blues:
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 — Democrats are heading into this year's elections in a position weaker than they had hoped for, party leaders say, stirring concern that they are letting pass an opportunity to exploit what they see as widespread Republican vulnerabilities.
In interviews, senior Democrats said they were optimistic about significant gains in Congressional elections this fall, calling this the best political environment they have faced since President Bush took office.
But Democrats described a growing sense that they had failed to take full advantage of the troubles that have plagued Mr. Bush and his party since the middle of last year, driving down the president's approval ratings, opening divisions among Republicans in Congress over policy and potentially putting control of the House and Senate into play in November.
Asked to describe the health of the Democratic Party, Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said: "A lot worse than it should be. This has not been a very good two months."
"We seem to be losing our voice when it comes to the basic things people worry about," Mr. Dodd said."
"Losing your voice?"
Oh, you guys got voice, it's just everytime you open your mouth stupid stuff comes out. Whether it's Hillary and her dumbassed "Plantation" remarks, or Al Gore's rants, or the Nagin/Bianco team screwing up the Katrina response and then acting persecuted.
From Murtha's "cut and run" stance (which defines Democrats more than they know), to the recent snafu (and that's what it was) at the Coretta King funeral, this group is it's own worst enemy and Karl Rove's dream come true.
And yet they're clueless...
More at Instapundit.
UPDATE: Then there are these issues as well.
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