Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Democratic Party Risks Losing Its Base

By       Message Blackrain4xmas       (Page 1 of 5 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   7 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 6183
- Advertisement -

Whether it’s Socialist/quasi-Democrat Dennis Kucinich, or Code Pink, A.N.S.W.E.R., or any of the hundreds of leftist groups opposing the Iraq War, the fact is, they are all hopelessly lost. Why, because the war in Iraq is politically over (or at the very least ending). Now, the race is on to claim political victory while distracting opponents from pointing out failures, shortcomings, and straight-up harmful rhetoric from the past.

 

All of these people and groups who are still out there demanding a withdrawal from Iraq are like a six pack about to lose its little plastic thingy, and each of the six cans is going to pull it apart before the 2008 election.

- Advertisement -

1) Democratic Presidential candidates want the issue (the plastic thingy that binds their base) off the table as soon as possible

- Advertisement -

2) Democratic Congressional candidates want the issue off the table in the next 12 months

3) Troop withdrawals are already scheduled with more likely (so...why demand it?)

4) Violence is on the decline in Iraq with civilian and military deaths on a downward trend thanks to the surge in troops and the addition of General Petraeus

- Advertisement -

5) The Congress and the President are legislatively dead-locked

6) As we look at the timeline of things already scheduled, trends, and “most likely” scenarios, the edge of the map (the 2008 election) has a sign that says, “Here there be monsters.”

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Just a stay at home dad who reads a lot

Blackrain4xmas Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Democratic Party Risks Losing Its Base