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Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Democrats - Lost in Translation

Still paying for the decision to back Bush's War
After their abject surrender to the Bush juggernaut prior to the war it is not easy to regain lost footing. The Democrats are trying. The clarion call from John Murtha certainly helped. Still, there is lack of a coherent, unified position emerging from the leadership. We have the hawkish Joe Lieberman condoning everything that the Bush administration did. No surprise there.

E.J. Dionne wrote in the Washington Post:

"The real patriots are not those who fall into line behind everything Bush says. They are the Republican and Democratic doubters who have pressured Bush into realizing that he has limited time in Iraq and an imperative to speak more realistically. In his speech yesterday, Bush actually admitted that "things did not always go as planned" in Iraq and that last January's elections "were not without flaws." From an administration that never admits mistakes, that's progress.

"Message to Democrats: Buck up. Message to Republican ad makers: Democracy is about improving government through the uninhibited exchange of ideas. And, yes, our soldiers and enemies are watching.

It is not too late; there is hope.

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