Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Democrats Join Anti-Carb Craze

Democrats Slam Rice, But Senate Approval Assured . I am among those who thinks that the Republicans got mileage in the 2002 and 2004 elections out of characterizing the Democrats as shrill obstructionists. The Democrats, by being reactive, boxed themselves into a reactionary corner. Rice's role as the spokesperson for the administration for the misguided war in Iraq is highly problematic. But, since she was all but assured confirmation as the Secretary of State, I am not so sure the Democrats got much by opportunistically using her confirmation to make the same old arguments against the administration's decision to go to war and botched post-war efforts. There will be other nominees for whom a vigorous challenge will make more sense. But, I see the ineffectual challenge to Rice's nomination as nothing more than pissing in the wind.


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