"Liberal" Washington Post Says...Dems Divided!
In today's Washington Post, we see yet another "Democrats are divided! story, this one from reporter-turned-columnist Dana Milbank. And what is his evidence? Some liberals held a Bush-bashing bash at a bookstore! Were Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi there? Did Howard Dean call in with his support? Well, no:
The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds congressional Democrats in the best position they've held in 14 years, besting President Bush and Republican lawmakers on Iraq, the economy, health care, immigration, ethics and more.
All of which can mean only one thing: It is time for the Democrats to eat their own.
Right on cue, liberal activists including Cindy Sheehan and Ramsey Clark gathered yesterday at the Busboys & Poets restaurant and bookshop at 14th and V streets NW for what they billed as a forum on "The Impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney." But the participants, while charging the administration with "crimes against humanity," a "war of aggression" and even "the supreme international crime," inevitably turned their wrath on congressional Democrats, whom they regarded as a bunch of wimps...
The lineup of speakers indeed could have been a Bill O'Reilly fantasy: Saddam Hussein's lawyer (Clark), Hugo Chavez's friend (Sheehan) and the man who denied Al Gore the presidency in Florida in 2000 (Ralph Nader).
Nader, as it happens, couldn't make it because of a death in the family. But Fox News was there -- and the other speakers did not disappoint.
Is that a Bill O'Reilly fantasy, or a Dana Milbank fantasy? But just what does this tell us about the Democrats? For all Milbank tells us there may not have been anyone in attendance with a current Democratic registration. And there certainly wasn't anyone who has an iota of influence over the Democratic Party. So how, exactly, is this "Democrats" "eating their own" when there aren't any Democrats involved?