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Monday, January 17, 2005

Roeming with Frostbite

Posted by Tim Tagaris

There is no. And then there is hell no.


First we have Tim Roemer, the anti-choice (edit), pro-retirement tax, right-wing think tanking candidate running for DNC Chair. Roemer is currently complaining about negative campaigning because people dare to question whether his positions on key Democratic issues should be a factor in the choice for DNC Chair.

Tack on this choice quote from Roemer over the weekend:

Roemer said Democrats should learn from the Republican Party, which has allowed former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to play prominent roles. Both of them support abortion rights.

"Republicans have a big tent; why can't we?" he asked.

Hell No.

Now there is Martin Frost...

From annatopia.

[T]his news report features a real small snippet of a frost ad that used images of the trade towers on fire and falling down (in other words, he went along with the bush administration's "all fear all the time" campaign strategy)

Then Kos drops the hammer while citing the Dallas Morning News.

So who loves President Bush the most?

It's hard to tell if you're watching the TV ads that the candidates are airing in the 32nd Congressional District race.

Both Democrat Martin Frost and Republican Pete Sessions have produced spots that attack the other for being out of touch with the mainstream, while attaching themselves to the president.

"In the real world, Sessions loves Bush far more," said Southern Methodist University political science professor Cal Jillson. "But in the artificial world, it's not clear."

Mr. Frost - running in a mostly Republican district - is trying to appeal to GOP voters in North Dallas.

Some of his campaign commercials show Mr. Sessions being in opposition to President Bush, while portraying himself as a tough, moderate Democrat.

He uses popular Republicans like Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and John McCain of Arizona to make his point. And one ad even casts fellow Democrat Ted Kennedy in the same liberal boogeyman role as some Republicans do.

Is this the best the anything but reform contigent can do?

Posted at 08:05 PM in DNC Chair | Technorati


Why can't we have a bigger tent? I'm a pro lifer, but I'm a Democrat.

Maybe I was wrong.. maybe the Republicans are the party of inclusion.. if you're pro life you get thrown under the bus.

Posted by: Manny at January 18, 2005 01:40 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment