Dems worried the Surge may work
Democratic Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina admitted that he is worried that the Surge may work in Iraq and ruin Democratic Party plans to impose a timetable for a surrender. Clyburn is the Majority Whip — No. 3 man in the House — and he said that if Gen. Petraeus has a positive report in September that would be “a real big problem for us” (Democrats).
Yes folks, that is how vested in the defeat of the American Army the Democratic Party has become. One of its major bowers said good news in Iraq would be “a real big problem for us” (Democrats).
In an interview with Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, Clyburn said a U.S. victory in this military campaign would cause the 47 Blue Dog Democrats to hold off on raising the White Flag:
“I think there would be enough support in that group to want to stay the course and if the Republicans were to stay united as they have been, then it would be a problem for us. We, by and large, would be wise to wait on the report.”
Wait a second here: Who is the enemy to Clyburn? The Republican Party or al-Qaeda?
The newspaper story is here. The video is here. My membership in the Democratic Party is 5 years gone.
And from a comment to the post:
Let me also add this quote by Jonah Goldberg. Absolutely spot-on:
“Liberals used to be the ones who argued that
sending U.S. troops abroad was a small price
to pay to stop genocide; now they argue that
genocide is a small price to pay to bring U.S.
My contempt for Democrats and liberals today knows no bounds.