The Democrat strategy in '08 is to run their campaigns like it's '06.
Iraq bad. Bush bad. Us good.
Except, unlike in 2006, the Democrats now control both Chambers of Congress. And campaign rhetoric is no longer an acceptable stand-in for sound policy.
Especially within their own Party.
Who can not be pleased that since the 2006 election the only New Direction the Democratic Congress has taken in Iraq is more troops and more money for the war effort.
Just like Morris and Clacker predicted back in January (in a post that got us temporarily banned from Daily Kos).
Not that we have a problem with the stance the Democrat Congress is taking on the war. We support the troop surge. We broke it, we bought it.
Before anyone gets their liberal panties all in a bunch we would ask "Where were you when GreenMountainPolitics1 was marching against the invasion?"
The Democrats are learning (quickly) that majority party status does have drawbacks.
And their Democratic base is getting restless. Very restless.
One small example by activist David Sirota: