And so it begins. Mine, as I read that which follows, began with a furrowed and disbelieving brow, which grew to a rumbling chuckle, which soon spewed to a belly laugh.
From The Hill:
[M]any party strategists are gearing up to make the popular seniors' healthcare program the focus of races nationwide.
But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the Democrats’ formula won't be so simple.
"This is an issue that emerged in this [NY] district," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol....
But, she added, "Every race is a different one."
Once every century a party-defining issue rolls around -- 'Union and Freedom' for the Grand Old Party in the 19th century; in the 20th, for Democrats, a New Deal -- and this young century's political definition could have bounded out of the gate as one of continental caring, wrapped in the singular and explosively winning issue of "Medicare."
But instead we're told that "every race is a different one" -- which means muddle, fragmentation, and party indistinctiveness.
Because, you know, some districts have seniors, and others don't; and some districts have at-risk under-55s, and some districts don't.
Unbelievable? Nah. They're Democrats.