According to the Huffington Post, after listening to the Democratic repsonse to the State of the Union Address, it is concluded that the Democrats are on steroids.
For two years in a row, Democratic leadership chose a Virginia politician to give the Democratic response to Bush's SOTU speech. Last year, Governor Tim Kaine and this year, newly elected Senator Jim Webb. Where Kaine came across as mild-mannered nice guy, Mister Rogers, Webb conveyed the toughness associated with Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry: "Go ahead, make my day."
What kind of steroids? I would say some potent ones, if CLint Eastwood trash talk ensues.
Jim Webb had nine minutes compared to President Bush's forty-five minutes, but managed to convey resolute directness that was notably absent from the State-of-the-Union address. The first theme of Webb's remarks was economic populism. "When one looks at the health of our economy, it's almost as if we are living in two different countries... the middle class of this country, our historic backbone and our best hope for a strong society in the future, is losing its place at the table." ..
The Nation will not enter political debates, however we did think that was an interesting headline.
The Republicans have enlisted JC Watts, Jack Kemp, Jim Bouton, and I believe Steve Largent. Maybe it is time the Democrats perked up with some modafinil.