Carol Platt Liebau: Democratic Division

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Democratic Division

Here, The Washington Post analyzes the tensions -- exacerbated by the Roberts nomination -- that are simmering between different factions of the Democratic Party.

Here is the Democrats' choice, according to The Post:

[Democrats] can risk heading into the 2006 midterm elections with a demoralized base. Or they could potentially turn off swing voters, who may view Bush's nominee in less ideological terms and could recoil at a party they perceive as driven by die-hard activists.

It's a conundrum . . . and it couldn't be happening to a nicer group of people, now could it? If I were a mainstream Democrat, I would be a little nervous.

Here's why: The Roberts hearings will give full throat to the Democratic moonbat coalition -- what with Senators Leahy, Kennedy and Durbin on the committee. And then there's "slow Joe" Biden, who'll be grinning frantically as he seeks to garner activist support for his nascent presidential bid while simultaneously trying to avoid coming off as a left-wing lunatic. Not to mention obnoxious non-pareil Chuck Schumer. Talk about a parade of horribles . . . Red State Democrats watching from home will be, figuratively, shrieking in anguish.

In this context, the "voices of reason" on the Democratic side will come down to Russ Feingold, Dianne Feinstein and Herb Kohl. Ouch.


Blogger eLarson said...

Rove is truly a genius.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Judge Roberts has a huge body of work that the American public has paid for and that it is legally entitled to see. The President refuses to let Senators review this work, even though the President reviewed it prior to making his nomination.

Recent polls show that the majority of Americans want the next Supreme Court Justice to leave Roe v. Wade alone. These same polls show that a only a minority of the public (41% in MSNBC poll) believes that the President is honest. Given these facts, the Red State Democrats would probably like to have the following questions answered...

Why won't the Bush Administration release this information? What are they trying to hide?

10:17 AM  

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