Democrats kill their own

From Political Wire

Mother Jones reports that as part of the effort to push Iraq War vet Paul Hackett from the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Ohio, there was a “whisper campaign” suggesting Hackett committed war crimes.

“In late November, Hackett got a call from Sen. Harry Reid. ‘I hear there’s a photo of you mistreating bodies in Iraq. Is it true?’ demanded the Senate minority leader.”

The party of non-opposition made sure a candidate who genuinely and loudly opposed the insane policies of Bush was silenced, further proof of the complicity of Democratic leadership in the neocon agenda. Again folks, the problem with congressional Democrats is not that they are cowards, it’s that they are complicit. They will allow no real dissent.

Harry Reid’s slime of Hackett isԚ  no different from how the Bushies destroy people. Reid is part of the problem, and those who look to him for solutions are deluding themselves.


  1. Bob,

    This has to be the first time that the leadership of the Democratic party came
    down in favor of a legitimate progressive candidate. Sherrod Brown is one of two
    members of the Progressive Caucus running for the Senate (the other is Bernie
    Sanders). Brown has a good record on trade and other economic issues, and I’m
    pretty sure he opposed the Iraq War too.

    This doesn’t excuse any dirty tricks that the leadership (or Brown himself) may
    have pulled, but it is NOT a case of that being done in favor of a centrist

  2. Yeah, that just kills me. Maybe Brown has a better shot at winning the close seat, I don’t know Ohio politics, but they took a man who honestly wanted to do something for his country and kneecapped him.

    That just ain’t right.

    By the way, if you care, I’m back to commenting more. The project got done, so now I can take the extra five minutes to respond rather than just read. So you may be seeing more of me.



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