Could it be? Are some Dems growing a spine?

From Atrios:

Biden on Blitzer:

DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The worst possible thing we could do is what the Democrats are suggesting, and no matter how you carve it, you can call it anything you want, but basically, it is packing it in, going home, persuading and convincing and validating the theory that the Americans don't have the stomach for this fight.

BLITZER: All right. You want to respond to the vice president, Senator Biden?

BIDEN: No, I don't want to respond to him. He's at 20 percent in the polls. No one listens to him. He has no credibility. It's ridiculous.

That's a good response from Biden, and it's the same response Democrats should be making not just for anything that comes out of Dick Cheney's mouth but anything which comes out of George Bush's mouth. Dems seem to generally lack the understanding of how effective general dismissive disdain and contempt can be. Bush has been in the 30s for about 4 months now. No one except the people who write The Note listen to him or think he has any credibility. He is, indeed, ridiculous.

And, contra Joe Lieberman, undermining the credibility of the president is the best hope we have for improving the situation in Iraq and everywhere else in the world.

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1 thought on “Could it be? Are some Dems growing a spine?”

  1. he couldnt respond because he didnt have an answer. so biden decided to do what he does best, pander to an audience, which would be the fringe.

    yes, lets no longer debate, lets dismiss because of a bunch of polls. i’ll have you remember, in 1987 polls showed the american people were more afraid of the soviet union than ever because of the irresponsible reporting of a media with an agenda. little did anyone know that ron reagan was squeezing the soviets in one big sleeper hold.

    this is actual leadership taking place, not relentless pandering to polls. it might have been ok for clinton to poll for where he went on vacation and what he wore on vacation, but that isnt leading is it…its following.

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