July 26, 2005

Clinton Calls for Party Truce

Ever the "centrist," Senator Clinton (who pisses of Chuck Schumer by over-shadowing him at all turns) has called for a cease fire within the Party factions:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) called Monday for a cease-fire among warring factions of the Democratic Party, arguing that a united front is needed to reverse the party's recent electoral defeats and halt the advance of conservative Republican ideology.

Clinton was the marquee attraction among a procession of prospective 2008 Democratic presidential candidates who spoke at the annual summer meeting of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) -- a group that was a springboard for Bill Clinton's first White House bid 13 years ago. She announced that she had taken a new position with the group aimed at winning back heartland voters.

Isn't that special? But, you know, on one hand she is right. She has said what right-of-center bloggers and pundits have been saying for quite some time, namely, that Bush Hatred will not win elections. You need plans and agendas other then hatred.

"We Democrats have not yet succeeded in isolating and defeating the far right, in part because we have allowed ourselves to be split between left, right and center," she said.

But it is the Far Left which has control of the Demoratic Party, which Hillary herself has been a part of. We have all seen her rhetoric, her condemnations, and she did it during the speech, as well. Those who are the center and right sides of the Demoratic Party are rarely heard from. And, as long as people like Dean, Kennedy, Durbin, Boxer, Pelosi, and yes, Clinton, aren't muzzled, the Demoratic Party will continue to be defined by the wacky Left.

Nor will the wacky Left listen to her. The Daily Kosbat has already taken shots at Hillary over this speech, especially since it was at the DLC conference.

Instead, she plans on working with the DLC to come up with some common party message yadda yadda yadda. Well, that effort is dead on arrival. The DLC is not a credible vehicle for such an effort. Period.

Wouldn't want to actually have messages other the "I Hate Bush" now, would we, Kos? BTW, here's a clue for the Leftazoids: Bush is not running in 2008. Anti Bush rhetoric won't cut it. Will the loony Left abandon Hillary if she continues on this path?

Posted by William Teach at July 26, 2005 09:57 AM | TrackBack

You know what this means: her polling has shown she can't win in '08 as a "lone wolf", so she needs the Dem base to back her full force.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 26, 2005 11:59 AM

No offense Teach, but, I miss Jody and Janette. You've been doing an EXCELLENT job though. Hillary-as I like to say-Hillary Clinton "I'll be whoever you want me to be in order to get your vote".

Posted by: Stacy at July 26, 2005 01:47 PM

Hillary is going to end up isolating some part of the Dem base, whether it be the far left or the normals.

Posted by: William Teach at July 26, 2005 02:13 PM

I must have missed the part where there are "normal" democrats...

Posted by: Makrothumeo at July 26, 2005 06:08 PM

There are a few. I have a few on my blogroll, like Julie with a B and LOSLI, as well as a few on the AMerican Flag League roll. But you rarely hear from the people who believe in old style Dem values, the JFK types, or Harry Trumans.

Posted by: William Teach at July 26, 2005 07:43 PM
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