The Problem With the Netroots
Is that they're just plain crazy. Check out this screed
from a Lefty blogger to Democratic Senator Evan Bayh (Indiana).As I read a Reuters article: “Vice President Dick Cheney directed his aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby to use classified material to discredit a critic of the Bush administration's Iraq war effort, the National Journal reported on Thursday." Shouldn't the N.S.A. be eaves dropping on Cheney? I would say that he is guilty of treason. It is NOT the terrorists that I am fearful of and angry at. It is this criminal and corrupt administration. By outing a CIA operative’s identity in retaliation lessens the security of this nation and it must be punished. Cheney and all who conspired in this action must be tried for treason. Go after Karl Rove’s jugular vein.
Amusingly, this is in response to Bayh's call
for the Democrats to come out as tough on national defense and willing to battle the terrorists.Karl Rove has claimed that Democrats are too weak to defend the nation, that President Bush is simply tougher. Tough is good, but six years into the Bush Presidency it is clear that tough is not enough.
We need a foreign policy that is both tough... and smart. The good news? That is the historic legacy of the Democratic Party.
As Democrats, we have a patriotic duty and political imperative to lay out our ideas for protecting America. Frankly, our fellow citizens have doubts about us. We have work to do.
David Sirota is angry at Bayh
for daring to mention that folks think the Democrats are weak.The pathetic nature of Bayh's behavior is two-pronged. First, from a political perspective, Bayh thinks he is making himself look "tough." In fact, he is making himself - and the party he claims to care about - look like a cowering, wimpy, whiney, gutless coward. He is behaving like a kid who was beaten up on the schoolyard, and now is so emotionally damaged by that treatment, he feels the need to run around as an adult telling everyone what a wimp he and his party is - when in fact its just not true.