Thursday, November 16, 2006

In-fight entertainment

I'm a member of no organized political party. I'm a Democrat.
--Will Rogers
The Democrats now have two people from Maryland running the House of Representatives, Pelosi, and now Steny Hoyer, after some contentious in-fighting. As usual, the Democrats looked unprepared for actually gaining the majority; this leadership fight should have been settled and known before the election. The Republicans and the media have seized on the Democratic disunity and both have portrayed the Dems as confused and divided. Par for the Democratic course, really, but can't these people get their shit together for once? Republicans claim they are "giddy" watching the Democrats struggle amongst themselves.
“I can’t believe they are self-destructing before they even get started,” said Representative Ray LaHood, Republican of Illinois. “Everyone on our side is giddy.”
I expect that almost everyone can believe the Democratic performance in the leadership fight. It's just the way they are.


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