Saturday, December 02, 2006

Democrat Leader Fails to Mention Two Major Issues

Howard Dean, the Democratic National Chairman, cited his party’s tough job of protecting their recent election gains with his words “it’s what we do and not what we say”.

The shift in Congressional power has been attributed to public concern over corruption and the War in Iraq. After gaining seats and a majority in both chambers, Democrats are nowhere to be seen on these two issues. Cutting off the campaign money machine and corresponding paybacks (via earmarks) isn’t even on the party’s agenda.

Recent buzz suggests Democrats will approve the President’s $200 billion budget for the War in Iraq so as no to appear to be unsupportive of soldiers doing the actual fighting. It seems they could be more supportive by bringing our fighting men and women out of harm’s way.

“Me thinks” Democrats want the big dollars now they are in the majority. I expect them to take no action to cut off their turn to gorge at the campaign money trough. Yes, those Democratic Congresspersons will be happy to take big dollars from defense and security contractors.

Watch very closely the next two years as the public’s big message and intended sea change turns into a deaf ear, fat pocketbooks, and barely a ripple in business as usual in Washington, D.C. Their leader, Howard Dean is already trying to reduce expectations…

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