Skip to comments.Democrats Fear That Antiwar Remarks Could Backfire
Posted on 12/06/2005 7:52:59 PM PST by ncountylee
Strong antiwar comments in recent days by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean have opened anew a party rift over Iraq, with some lawmakers warning that the leaders' rhetorical blasts could harm efforts to win control of Congress next year.
Several Democrats joined President Bush yesterday in rebuking Dean's declaration to a San Antonio radio station Monday that "the idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong."
The critics said that comment could reinforce popular perceptions that the party is weak on military matters and divert attention from the president's growing political problems on the war and other issues. "Dean's take on Iraq makes even less sense than the scream in Iowa: Both are uninformed and unhelpful," said Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.), recalling Dean's famous election-night roar after stumbling in Iowa during his 2004 presidential bid.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) and Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (Md.), the second-ranking House Democratic leader, have told colleagues that Pelosi's recent endorsement of a speedy redeployment, combined with her claim that more than half of House Democrats support her position, could backfire on the party, congressional sources said.
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Pelosi and Dean should scream louder. They are complete idiots.
Awwwww, looks like the Hillary "Let's pretend we're not nutjob lefty" wing is fighting with the Dean "Let's be PROUD of being nutjob lefties" wing again. How sad!
What they should fear is that their comments are going to get our service men and women killed!
If our Republicans continue to be silent on this, they should all be held to account. Too much is at stake.
At least GA sent a semi-coherent Dem to the House along with Cynthia McKinney.
The Dems are only concerned about the effect this might have on the polls. They certainly don't give a damn about the welfare of the country.
Gee, ya think?
Why does this party even exist anymore?
Translation: "Never mind that Dean and Pelosi are betraying our country. Let's get to the important stuff. It might cost us some votes. It might keep us from power another few years. That's too awful to contemplate."
The Washington Post concurs.
Looks like it's almost time for a Congressional caucus and the changing of the dim bulbs ceremony , Pelosi and Dean, for starters.
If the dims don't save themselves from themselves and soon, how will they ever save themselves from their allies, the terrorists, should they win?
Only Democrats could possibly wonder that their treasonous remarks would not be well received in America.
What flippin' morons.
"The critics said that comment could reinforce popular perceptions that the party is weak on military matters"
No sh*t, Sherlock. It's not a "popular perception"; it's the truth.
Congress was given a report that gives a clear picture of progress but you never hear the antiwar coalition on the hill talk about it. We have the graphs scanned in on our blog. Iraq Statistics for Dummies . The full report is 44 pages long in pdf format.
Either they can't read or they have chosen to ignore the entire report.
Reminds me of Kerry. Everyone said "run on domestic, not foreign policy."
He couldn't help himself. And he ran on the ghosts of Vietnam.
That, and ritualistic photo-op gamebird slaughters.
Sad? No way! It's great ... keep it up guys, you are quickly isolating yourselves from main-stream America!
An elephant never forgets!
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