Posted by: al66888 | July 31, 2007

Democrat Fallout from Iraq’s good news

The DNC is finding themselves in a very sticky situation.   They have laid their chips on the bet that they could use the turning tide of Iraq to bolster themselves for election ’08.    Problem is, that tide is beginning to turn in the war’s favor, and so is the public setiment. Now Democrats, who with all the rhetoric are now married to this strategy, are going to have to figure out a way to spin this in their favor. It’s sad to see that there is a political party that begins to unravel when they hear GOOD news about our troops in the war in Iraq. I wish there would be an about face, and the Democratic party would start showing some respect to our brave men and women overseas.

First Joe Lieberman

Now Senator Lieberman (D-CT) has typically been on the opposite side of his Democratic brothers when it comes to the war. So much so, that the Dems actually elected (primary) and different person for his Senator spot, forcing Lieberman to run as an Independent. Considering how the ’06 elections were all about the war (or so they D’s want you to think) there is no way Lieberman would win re-election over….ah…mmmm….what’s his name?  Today, the Hill states that Lieberman has raised his attacks on the Iraq critiics.  The words, were not kind, and make you leary of D’s in control in ’08.

“I think either [Democrats] are, in my opinion, respectfully, naïve in thinking we can somehow defeat this enemy with talk, or they’re simply hesitant to use American power, including military power,” Lieberman said in a wide-ranging interview with The Hill.

“There is a very strong group within the party that I think doesn’t take the threat of Islamist terrorism seriously enough.”

Then House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC)

According to a Washington Post article the good news in Iraq is bad news for the Democratic timetable

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Monday that a strongly positive report on progress on Iraq by Army Gen. David Petraeus likely would split Democrats in the House and impede his party’s efforts to press for a timetable to end the war.

Clyburn, in an interview with the washingtonpost.com video program PostTalk, said Democrats might be wise to wait for the Petraeus report, scheduled to be delivered in September, before charting next steps in their year-long struggle with President Bush over the direction of U.S. strategy.

Take that in for a second, the Majority Whip is saying that progress is Iraq would “impede” his parties efforts to end the war. If we are showing progress, why exactly are you trying to end it? If you do not believe that the D’s are invested in our troops defeat for their own political gain, this sentence sums it up:

But of late there have been signs that the commander of U.S. forces might be preparing something more generally positive. Clyburn said that would be “a real big problem for us.”

Positive news from America’s finest is a ‘real big problem’ for the Democratic party. That…..is scary!

And of course, John Murtha (D-PA)

Well, good old John is so invested in the defeat of our troops overseas he simply chalked it up to propaganda! Yup, that’s it, two liberal reporters from the Left leaning Brookings Institute think tank, who have been very critical of George Bush and the way the war has been handled, just simply decided to change their minds and make everything look peachy. Propaganda? Is that all that you have Mr. Murtha?

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