Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Congressional Dems still don't get it...

Apparently Congressional Dems are still trying to play nice with their GOP counterparts and they're being put in an uncomfortable spot by Howard Dean

Indeed, at the DNC's executive committee meeting in Washington in early June, Dean publicly acknowledged that some congressional Democrats had urged him to tone down his "culture of corruption" rhetoric because they did not want to get caught up in the same ethics probe as DeLay. But Dean said he would not hold back.

"We have not spoken about moral values in this party for a long time," Dean said. "The truth is, we're Democrats because of our moral values. It's a moral value to make sure that kids don't go to bed hungry at night. ... It is a moral value not to go out on golf trips paid for by lobbyists."

How is it possible that the Congressional Dems still don't get it? How? The American people think that the Democratic Party stands for nothing and while they may not agree with the Republican's on every issue at least the GOP appears to have a backbone and some convictions. The Democrats grew complacent and corrupt during their 40 year run of power and were rightfully sweppt from power in 1994 by Republican's promising reform. In the last 11 years those same Republican's have become complacent and corrupt themselves and it's about time the Dems stood up and said so. The Congressional Dems need to stop being so concerned about ruffling feathers and start being concerned about losing every election of the last decade.

Read the whole article, it's a good demonstration of the disconnect between the Democratic Congressional delegation and the party loyalists.


At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you and Howard Dean. There are many, many issues where I feel the dems have the moral high ground, but fail to exploit it like the GOP has. Examples include, but definately are not limited to, universal health care, pollution and the environment, war, etc.


At 3:15 PM, Blogger YellowDogDem said...

they are just clueless,

hey pfife here's an article you'll like

there's another one about the Dems constantly reusing failed polsters and consultants that I'll post here for you later...

At 3:19 PM, Blogger YellowDogDem said...

I'll add that I'm not sure the Congressional Dems have the moral high ground in regards to the war.... that's another good example of the disconnect between the party members and activists and the elected representatives.

At 6:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course, many did vote to give bush the power to go to war... although you were talking about Congressional Dems, I generalized Rove style, and was thinking about liberals in general.



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