Friday, November 10, 2006

Don't play nice

In a few of the post election articles that I have read, there is a common theme. That theme is, the Democrats need to learn to play nice with the President in order for the country to move forward. My advice? The Dems should run, not walk, away from this crap.

I don't mean to suggest that the Democrats should move towards drawing up articles of impeachment; however, the Dems need to be very wary of the White House and they weren't put into office so that they could do the Presidents bidding.

1. There is no such thing as working with the President. As history has shown, this administration has only one focus- Politics. When you work with the President, you are working to undermine your own policy position. With Karl Rove running the show, everything is about consolidating political power and compromise is tantamount to surrender. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi should demand that Karl Rove resign and should tell anyone who will listen that they won't work with the White House until they are truly interested in working together.

2. We won a majority because the vast number of voters believe we need a new direction. That means we need to lead and try to enact our own agenda, rather then the Presidents. While the DC insiders appear to believe that we need to 'assume the position' in order to get anything done, the Democratic leadership should know better.

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