July 31, 2009

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE THE OTHER REPUBLICAN PARTY...:

Democrats Show Strain of Heated Battles (NAFTALI BENDAVID and JONATHAN WEISMAN, 7/31/09, WSJ)

Many of the Democrats' internal disputes stem from growing friction between the party's conservative and liberal wings. Several years ago, then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D., Ill.), in an all-out push to retake Congress, aggressively recruited conservative Democratic candidates.

Now Mr. Emanuel, as White House chief of staff, finds the very lawmakers he courted slowing the more-progressive president's agenda. Some liberals complain Mr. Obama is overly protective of those newly elected Democrats and too willing to cut deals.

"The chickens are coming home to roost," said Rep. Maxine Waters, an outspoken liberal Democrat from California.


...you have to let your members vote Republican.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 31, 2009 8:35 PM
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