December 20, 2007


Party base slams top Democrats for yielding (S.A. Miller, December 20, 2007, Washington Times)

Congress' Democratic leaders are being panned by prominent groups within the party's base for falling short of campaign promises and for repeatedly backing down from battles with President Bush.

"They were too ready to capitulate in anticipation of a fight," said Caroline Fredrickson, Washington legislative director of the American Civil Liberties Union. [...]

"On the basis of getting things done, it's pretty hard to suggest that they have been a big success," said Chris Miller, director of Greenpeace's global warming campaign.

He did credit Mrs. Pelosi for "setting a high bar" for environmental legislation, even if she failed to clear it.

...that the unreality of the aspirations tyrumps the reality of the failures.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 20, 2007 9:28 AM

It says everything that they praise Ms. Pelosi for setting a high bar that can't be cleared. The unreality of the aspirations is the father of the reality of failure - they tried to write a check that their rears couldn't cover.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 20, 2007 11:06 AM

Gotta love the Left. They are quick to criticize their opponents as hypocrites whenever the opponents fail to meet to their own standards, but when Left sets one of their own rare standards and fails to come close, they "get credit" as if they are in a public school kindergarten class where everyone gets a gold start "for effort".

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 20, 2007 12:04 PM

So true Raoul. That's why Stalin was just a liberal in a hurry.

Posted by: Luciferous at December 20, 2007 1:19 PM

So, the answer is to break more eggs?

I don't think Nancy and Harry are up to it.

Posted by: ratbert at December 21, 2007 3:39 AM