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Friday, December 16, 2005
Pelosi Hails Democrats' Diverse War Stances: "House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said yesterday that Democrats should not seek a unified position on an exit strategy in Iraq, calling the war a matter of individual conscience and saying differing positions within the caucus are a source of strength for the party."
posted by Jack Mercer @ 12/16/2005 03:41:00 PM  
9 Comments:
  • At 12/16/2005 05:55:00 PM, Blogger Nölff said…

    I think she's right. We can't get into a time machine and change things. We're in a war. We should atleast finish the job.

     
  • At 12/16/2005 08:03:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    I guess what I got from it Nolff is that she is saying that Democrats don't know WHAT the heck they think. Kind of like the previous guy that needed a definition for "victory".

    -Jack

     
  • At 12/17/2005 01:17:00 AM, Blogger mokawanis said…

    Hi Jack!
    I regret that Pelosi takes that position. I think the Dems should be hammering Bush every day about Iraq. He says "much of the intelligence was wrong" but the invasion was the right thing to do anyway? The elction is over, lets start bringing the troops home.

     
  • At 12/17/2005 06:19:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Mok!

    I think the Democrats are demonstrating once again the doublespeak that they are capable of. So many of them supported and even pushed the Iraq war and their words are coming back to haunt them. This is just a shameless ploy to save face, and nothing more. Of course it should show them for the party they are--a party in disarray with NO direction.

    Maybe independent minded and principled liberals will begin to do what independent minded and principled conservatives are beginning to do, and that is hold their party accountable--or get out.

    -Jack

     
  • At 12/18/2005 09:32:00 PM, Blogger SheaNC said…

    Well, I gotta say, the democrats are going to need to agree on a cohesive (and coherent) position about the war for their platform before the next elections, or they're sunk. Voters seem to prefer a candidate who's decidedly wrong to one who's undecided.

     
  • At 12/19/2005 09:27:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Agree, Shea. Ambiguity is never a good political message, and it is hurting the Democrats. To much "nuance" is self defeating.

    -Jack

     
  • At 12/20/2005 12:31:00 AM, Blogger Kevin Mark Smith said…

    Do you think they'll welcome pro-lifers too? Give me a break. The dems have one position: Anti-whatever republicans support.

     
  • At 12/20/2005 01:49:00 AM, Blogger SheaNC said…

    Kevin, there are what you call "pro-lifers" in the democratic party, just as there are pro-choice advocates who are republican. But your description of democrats applies as much to republicans, if not more so. Their position has simply been one of contrariness-no-matter-what for decades.

     
  • At 12/20/2005 10:28:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Have to say you have a point, Shea, but I think the Dems have proven themselves more incoherent than ever before. At one time "nuance" (otherwise known before as doublespeak) used to work well for the democrat party, but with the advent of alternative media, the inconsistencies can be broadcast over and over again. Deviation from principle is harder to hide, and it is hurting the likes of Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and other Democrats who speak out of both sides of their mouths.

    -Jack

     
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