December 5, 2005

CLARITY KILLS (via David Hill, The Bronx):

Iraq will likely be divisive issue for Democrats in '06, Obama says (JEFF ZELENY AND RICK PEARSON, 12/05/05, Chicago Tribune)

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said Monday that the Democratic Party was unlikely to reconcile its differences and reach a unified strategy for Iraq, conceding: "The politics and the policy of this may not match perfectly." [...]

"It is arguable that the best politics going into '06 would be a clear succinct message: `Let's bring our troops home,'" Obama said. [...]

"It's a little too early to tell how coherent the Democratic message is," Obama said.


Even more amusing, House Democrats Seek to Avoid Iraq Stance Vote (Erin P. Billings, December 5, 2005, Roll Call)
House Democratic leaders this week will try to block any effort by members to adopt an official Democratic Caucus position on the Iraq war, recognizing such a move would highlight internal party differences and invite new political troubles.

When you're a 40% party it's always best not to advertise where you stand.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 5, 2005 11:03 PM
Comments

"My fellow Americans, our position on Iraq is that we have no position. Bush is a poo-poo head. Vote for us. Thank you."

Yep, that'll work. Did you hear the one about the party that has no position on gun control?

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 6, 2005 8:16 AM

Lou:

More like they have EVERY position on Iraq.

And the worst is yet to come - they are going to be purple-fingered to death after Dec. 15.

Make them squeal.

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 6, 2005 12:20 PM
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