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Monday, August 22, 2005

2006: Throw the Bums Out

Posted by Bob Brigham

From the Washington Post:

Democrats say a long-standing rift in the party over the Iraq war has grown increasingly raw in recent days, as stay-the-course elected leaders who voted for the war three years ago confront rising impatience from activists and strategists who want to challenge President Bush aggressively to withdraw troops.

Amid rising casualties and falling public support for the war, Democrats of all stripes have grown more vocal this summer in criticizing Bush's handling of the war. A growing chorus of Democrats, however, has said this criticism should be harnessed to a consistent message and alternative policy -- something most Democratic lawmakers have refused to offer.

A couple of paragraphs later...

Although Bush's approval ratings have sunk, the Democrats have gained no ground at his expense. In a Washington Post-ABC News poll in June, just 42 percent of Americans approved of congressional Democrats, a figure even lower than Bush's.

Everyone seems to agree that Americans are disgusted by DC. The problem for the Democratic Losers who are scared of contrast with Bush is that their cowardice means that they could go down too.

There is already a good deal of talk about primary campaigns and many congressional Democrats should be worried about losing in the general election too (even with a huge disgust at the GOP). Congressional Democrats have fucked up and sided with the Republicans too many times.

It is time for some clear contrast and that should begin with the Iraq war. We can't keep pretending there isn't a war going on. All of the consultants telling Democrats to support Bush in Iraq should be publically fired for gross political malpractice.

It is not too late for contrast, but it the congressional "leaders" who haven't been leading need to start following the American people and and realize that Bush lost the war.

If not, then I say primary their asses. I say torpedo their presidential bids. I say fuck them.

These cowards are dragging down the Democratic brand. We need an exit strategy. People are dying, this is no time for wimpy positions.

Posted at 11:16 AM in 2006 Elections, Democrats | Technorati


I predict the Dems getting more and more vocal as public support for the war diminishes. Then Bush pulls out the troops and forever after Republicans can blame Democrats for the fact that Iraq isn't a democracy. "Well they wanted the troops out so we pulled them out, and now look what we're stuck with, thanks a lot Democrats."

Posted by: Samson [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 22, 2005 07:15 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Just yesterday I said practically the same thing over on my little five-reader blog. Hillary, John Kerry, all you bastards who voted to give this miserable failure, this snot-nosed punk this much power, need not apply for the '08 nomination. Save your money and some precious fossil fuels, don't bother to visit Iowa, or New Hampshire, or South Carolina. Stay home and pray like hell that your local constituents are more forgiving than the country in general. If they aren't, polish up those resumes.

Posted by: Left of Liberal [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 22, 2005 08:06 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment