From Jeff Goldstein, we are pointed to this exchange regarding the withdrawal of troops from Iraq:
Ellen Ratner, the short, liberal side of The Long & the Short of It on Fox & Friends Weekend, just let the liberal cat out of the bag. Discussing the Democrats’ approach to Iraq withdrawal proposals, Ratner admitted:
“If you got [Dem leaders] in a room off camera everyone agrees, but people are trying to look tough on security so the Democrats can win the House back in 2006.”
Jim Pinkerton, the long, conservative side of the equation, pounced on this rare bit of Dem candor:
“Viewers should note that Ellen basically said that Democrats will think one thing and say another.”
As much as I disagree with them, I’d at least have some small measure of respect for the Democrats if they would just go ahead and say what they really believe, and let the voters agree or disagree with their ideology. Instead, we got Kerry’s voting for the Iraq war before voting against it, and progressive attempts to rewrite the debate in terms of “Bush lied!” despite all evidence to the contrary.
This admission from Ratner is quite horrific: what matters to her and her fellow Dems isn’t what they think is the right thing to do, but rather how to get back in control. That kind of naked, rabid political opportunism and grasping for power can’t be good for anyone.