Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Are you mad, as well as stupid?

Unfortunately this 29% seems to have representation in about 50% of congress.

I listened to Washington congressman Brian Baird interviewed yesterday and was astounded at how utterly out of touch he was both in his assesment of the situation in Iraq and politics here it at home. He kept referring to discussions with the troops and how most of them want to "win." He dodged a direct question on the nature of the mission and the appropriateness of using soldiers to carry out vague, non-military mandates. He bobbed, weaved and floated like a butterfly and stung like a, well, butterfly.

Democrats in congress should be ashamed of themselves. They've gotten so used to acting reflexively against their base that they've taken up a position that puts them squarely on the wrong side of the majority of the country. They can try and hide behind mealy-mouthed nonsense about how this is the "first time congress has set a timetable for withdrawal" all they want. Nobody is buying it, least of all the people that helped put them in office in the first place.


Anonymous said...

Baird's a fool. The quote about the troops wanting to "win" the war sounds exactly like something I heard Sean Hannity say the other day. A Democratic Representative sounding like old unibrow, how pathetic is that? Especially since Baird's seat is safe, thanks to large Democratic majorities in most of his district's counties. What was the point of winning the election if this is the best the Dems can do?

Dean Wormer said...


That's exactly how I'm feeling. They have no balls and are too willing to compromise with the Blue Dogs.

But as you point out- Baird isn't a Blue Dog. Or shouldn't be. He's got a safe seat. Baird is way to chickenshit on stuff and way to out to lunch on the implications of biding our time.

ladybug said...

Like always, the trail of dead and wounded vetrans as well as questionable treatment at the hands of an apathetic administration will finally raise the ire of even the reddest of states.