The Lady Speaks

Mystery: They sound like tigers, act like jellyfish

Heaven forbid the majority of Congressional Democrats actually take a stand on anything. While Hillary and others are busy testing the wind, a few are making headlines and raising campaign funds precisely because they are standing up and fighting the administration.

What baffles the mind is how these same jellyfish can't seem to understand that the reason Russ Feingold, Ned Lamont, and others are gaining supporters from all over the Democratic spectrum is that rather that playing footsie with GWB and the administration, these Dems are listening to their constituents. 

From the Associated Press:

Congressional Democrats promise to “eliminate” Osama bin Laden and ensure a “responsible redeployment of U.S. forces” from Iraq in 2006 in an election-year national security policy statement.

In the position paper to be announced Wednesday, Democrats say they will double the number of special forces and add more spies, which they suggest will increase the chances of finding al-Qaida’s elusive leader. They do not set a deadline for when all of the 132,000 American troops now in Iraq should be withdrawn.

“We’re uniting behind a national security agenda that is tough and smart and will provide the real security George Bush has promised but failed to deliver,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday.

Well forgive me for not buying it. The Democratic leadership, notably Reid and Pelosi, left John Murtha and Russ Feingold and so many others to sway in the wind when they came out against Bush and the administration – despite the overwhelming public support they received. 

You want to know why I will not support the Democratic Party as a whole? Why I will direct my time, energy, and limited funds to individual candidates? Because the Democratic party, as a whole, does not even support its own members. And, after five years of Bush incompetence, I can't trust them to listen to the actual needs and wants of their constituents. 

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March 29, 2006 - Posted by | Congress, Democrats, Government, Politics

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