I expect that bravado from Congressman John Larson. He is after all fourth in line to the President, sort of. And he is after all a big force in national Democrat politics. But could it be they are counting on dead people as one caller suggested?
Here is what Congressman Larson (D-CT1) and House Dem Caucus Chair, told reporters on a conference call:
“Reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated,” House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson told reporters on a conference call, referring to near across-the-board predictions that the party will suffer heavy losses.
“Let me be very clear about it: We are going to hold the House of Representatives and we are going to hold the United States Senate and we’re going to do it each district one at a time,” said Larson.
Now I am not sure what he’s basing this on since the polls seem to indicate otherwise. But one caller this morning suggested election shenanigans, that the old “dead people voting” trick will be tried. Well I was outraged by this suggestion … until, that is, I read this from Mike Walsh’s site, “Big Journalism”. In a “tongue in cheek” memo from the Democrat National Committee, Chairman Tim Kaine solicits ideas for winning in November. Heh!
Mr. Kaine asked for fresh ideas to increase Democratic Party vote totals in November.Mr. Dean suggested expansion of the 2008 “Dead Pool” pilot program, noting that dead Democrats outnumber dead Republicans by 2 to 1.
Majority Leader Reid agreed, urging the Party to nationalize its urban get-out-the-dead vote operations.
Ms. Couric said friendly media would immediately begin a campaign to frame incorporeality as a disability, not a disqualification.
Senator Schumer will sponsor legislation halting disenfranchisement of the disembodied and restoring the Founders’ original intent of “one dead man, one vote.”
Speaker Pelosi pledged that “the passed would no longer be passed over.” She expressed concern that many Democrats were dying every day and taking their votes with them.
Mr. Soros proposed that he buy “phooneral” parlors in Democratic strongholds throughout the country, so “ven dey go, ve know.”
Mr. Dean advised the Committee to have DNC attorneys monitor morgues in those cities to counter Republican shenanigans.
Speaker Pelosi urged the Committee to adopt a plank supporting the next stage in entitlements: eternal Social Security and Medicare.
Katie Couric will channel Betty Friedan and ask her to found the League of Dead Women Voters.
Eric Boehlert committed Media Matters to produce and distribute ten million Johnnie Cochranized bumper stickers: ”If you’ve gone and died, don’t be denied.”
Hat tip to Instapundit for this one. Thanks.