Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Question of the Day

From Matt Stoller:
Is it time to work to run primary campaigns against Democrats who won't argue for ending the war?
The answer is yes, yes, yes. I gave the Dems their grace period and have already been agitating for holding them accountable for the trust we put in them at the mid-terms. It's well past time for the big bloggers to get on board. Matt sums it up here.
There are immense incentives in DC that play into the status quo. Democrats think that Bush is going to be blamed for Iraq, and he will be. But Democrats have power, and that means that Democrats have some responsibility. It's obvious that no Democrats in DC, with a few exceptions, feel any pull towards withdrawal. So they are screwing over us, who voted them into office to end the war, and we're enabling them with cheerleading.
In other words, the Democratic Party thinks it can get away with meaningless posturing and safely waiting around for Bush to really screw up so they can coast in again on anti-GOP anger. Ain't going to work this time.

Me. I'm moving into an anti-incumbent campaign mode. The problem is the professional politicians are too comfortable in their cushy seats. Time to remind them that they work for us. If we unseat a few of the multi-term Dems, you can be sure the ones that survive will regain their hearing.
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Blogger expatbrian said...

I agree 100%, Libby. All of the Dem's growling during the mids sounded real good but now that they have the majority they wanted it's right back to the status quo in Washington. Time for everyone, especially the powerful bloggers, to set them straight in no uncertain terms. "Work damn hard to get us out of Iraq or we will work damn hard to get you out of office, no holds barred".

4:51:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Brian! It's so good to see you out and about. It's been too long. Hope you and Pearlie are well.

5:50:00 PM  

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