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These People Don’t Understand The Concept of A Clue

Jane Hamsher at Firedog Lake, Kenneth Quinnell at T. Rex’s Guide to Life, and Steve Bates at The Yellow Doggerel Democrat are all rightfully annoyed with the official Democratic Party “leadership”.

The current leadership lacks the intelligence or charisma to what Bill Clinton did so well, triangulation. The current version as practiced by the so-called Democratic leadership is normally referred to as surrender.

The Republicans are in charge, so make them take responsibility and keep pounding on the work that isn’t getting done, the matters that aren’t being investigated, and the oversight that isn’t taking place.

You are not going to get compromises with the Republicans, so stop trying. It doesn’t make you look reasonable, it makes you look weak. Your national security program was ignored, because you have shown no indication that you will fight for it.

People are so fed up with what the Republicans have done that the Democrats will probably pick up a few seats in Congress, but it isn’t the seismic shift that could take place if the Democratic leadership would get their act together and show a little backbone. John Murtha is right and should have been supported. Russ Feingold is right and should have been supported.

When Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt and his troops were landed at the wrong location on D-Day, he didn’t say “everyone back on the ships”, he said “we’ll start the war from here”. An important element of leadership is to play the hand you are dealt, not waiting for a better one.


1 Karen { 04.03.06 at 6:21 am }

Yep…exactly what is wrong is the lack of certitude in their positions. Talk about *wishy* and *washy* – I could my laundry for a year on the slip-sliding attitudes of the current leadership like Reid.

2 Bryan { 04.03.06 at 8:09 am }

It’s a lot easier to back them up if you know where they stand.

3 larkohio { 04.03.06 at 8:19 am }

You are correct. Murtha is right, as is Feingold. Good post.

4 Moi ;) { 04.06.06 at 12:29 pm }

Exactly. It makes me want to bang my head against a wall, a la Charlie Brown.

I don’t understand how the Sheeple can let this continue. It’s crushing. I want to move to France. (they have really good food and wine there…)

5 Bryan { 04.06.06 at 1:59 pm }

Well, the wine is okay, but they eat horses, snails, and rabbits in France.

Stand for something, that isn’t a lot to ask.