Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Bringing Back Bad Ideas Is Not 'Change'

James Carville is a good example of why tacticians and other wonks should stay in the background. Two minutes of face time on TV or talk time on the radio can completely wipe out months of carefully planned work.

Resurrecting Nixon's Enemies List or Clinton's or Pelosi's or even Blogo's is a bad idea, but when you mix one part Carville with one part Emanuel and throw in various court jesters, you've got a bad idea.

Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House.

But, but Obama and the O Team started their Enemies List a long time ago.

Obama's Enemies List

The more things change...