The Photo That Could Doom the Democrats?
At this stage, the famous photo of a vacationing Rangel would be but a drop in a bucketful of offenses. The picture is indeed highly emblematic of the worst our political class has to offer; but if Beinart really thinks Rangel is the Dems’ self-destruct button, he’s more out of touch than Keith Olbermann. Democrats – thanks in part to Pelosi and Reid’s leadership – are now the Party of “You’ll take your Obamacare and you’ll like it”; and that spells doom for them more than any ol’ picture of a Democrat taking a nap ever will.
There is one photo that – in my opinion – damages the Democrat brand a lot more, but over the long term. The one I call The Towel of Indifference.
Related: March Thiessen on Obama-assisted suicide for congressional Dems.