Thursday, August 30, 2007

Democrats split on terrorism

This morning's Washington Post has an article that delves into the topic of, Terrorism Policies Split Democrats.

At the Democratic-leaning Center for American Progress yesterday, panelists discussing the balance between security and freedom lashed out at Democratic leaders for not standing up to the White House. "These are matters of principle," said Mark Agrast, a senior fellow at the center. "You don't temporize."

As the article points out, the ACLU is running an advertising campaign that involves sheep, this is quoted from the WaPo:

"Bush wanted more power to eavesdrop on ordinary Americans, and we just followed along. I guess that's why they call us the Democratic leadersheep," say the two farm animals in the ad, referring to Congress's passage of legislation granting Bush a six-month extension and expansion of his warrantless wiretapping program.

Coming here from Lucas County were are Democratic Party is so divided that there is an "A" Team and a "B" team, I think some of the same philosophical differences that led to the split here that has gone as far as Democrat attacking Democrat is happening in on a larger scale in the Democratic Party as well. The fear that the Republicans will use the theme that the Democrats are "soft on terror" has worked when it comes to creating terror in some Democrats to stand up for what they believe in.

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