« MT-Gov: Schweitzer up at 5:30 AM Eastern | Main | PA-Sen: Santorum Exposed »

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

DLC Worthless in Supreme Court Fight

Posted by Bob Brigham

As Democrats attempt to preserve independent courts, it appears the DLC is again worthless as an ally, from Bull Moose:

A polarizing fight on the Court will likely accelerate the separation between Washington and the rest of the country. As activist groups fight one another, most Americans will feel divorced from the fracas. Their concerns about health care, jobs, gas prices will go ignored as the two armies bloody themselves on the cultural war battlefield.

Note the phrasing, the DLC is not on Democrats' side.

What has the DLC done so far in 2005?

* When Joe Leiberman looked like he might sell out on Social Security, the DLC provided cover

* When the Radical Right tried to get rid of the filibuster with their Nuclear Option, Democratic posture and positioning was hurt by the DLC. During this "nuclear" showdown, the DLC was worthless at best and probably counter-productive.

Now the DLC is hitting the trifecta, the third battle major battle of the year and again the DLC is of zero help. With friends like these...

Posted at 01:40 PM in Democrats, Supreme Court | Technorati


I'm no DLC defender, but I have to tell you that I don't even actively associate Mashall Wittman with the DLC anymore.

This Bull Moose baloney strikes me as much more about hanging out a shingle as a consultant, in the hopes that someone runs for president in '08 as an "independent" than anything else.

He's so jonesing for a "third party," that he can be the chief strategist for -- no matter what ideology they think they're about -- it's almost comical.

Posted by: Kagro X [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2005 02:08 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

"Third party" or "Third Way" really doesn't matter as the difference effectiveness, not intentions. The key is they aren't with Democrats and we're seeing it for the third time this year.

Posted by: Bob Brigham [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2005 02:35 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I'll grant you I'm not a partisan, but what in his statement is in any way factually incorrect? The people I know who follow politics only occasionally or not at all except to vote will take *exactly* that impression from another judicial battle. Rightly or wrongly, they don't care and they don't understand it.

Posted by: NYCmoderate [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2005 03:22 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment