Skip to comments.Mr. Broder Goes to Washington ...(50 Democratic senators attack Washington press corps)
Posted on 05/02/2007 5:47:07 AM PDT by IrishMike
So the entire Democratic caucus in the United States Senate 50 senators has sent a letter to the Washington Post attacking the dean of the Washington press corps, David Broder, for a column in which Mr. Broder dared to criticize their leader for his preemptive surrender to the terrorists in Iraq. "We, the members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, contest the attack on Sen. Harry Reid's leadership by David S. Broder in his April 26 column," the letter says. "In contrast to Mr. Broder's insinuations, we believe Mr. Reid is an extraordinary leader who has effectively guided the new Democratic majority through these first few months with skill and aplomb."
Mr. Broder's offense? The Pulitzer-prize winning columnist and reporter, 77, wrote a column criticizing the Democratic leader in the Senate, Mr. Reid, for Mr. Reid's comment that the Iraq war "is lost." Mr. Reid, Mr. Broder wrote "is assuredly not a man who misses many opportunities to put his foot in his mouth. In 2005, he attacked Alan Greenspan, then chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, as one of the biggest political hacks we have here in Washington.'" Wrote Mr. Broder, " Reid's verbal wanderings on the war in Iraq are consequential not just for his party and the Senate but for the more important question of what happens to U.S. policy in that violent country and to the men and women whose lives are at stake." The New York Sun publishes the column today on the adjacent page.
For this Mr. Broder won a rebuke not only from the senators but from the New York Times's Frank Rich, who ridiculed Mr. Broder in his column Sunday and who defended as "obvious" Mr. Reid's assessment that the war is lost.
(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...
The Party will accept no deviations from the Truth!
Note that most of the candidates for President are signatories.
Did Lieberman sign the letter? There are 51 RAT senators, including Tim Johnson; otherwise, we’d control the Senate.
The Senate Politburo has spoken against David Broder with one voice.
Maybe Hagel signed it?
50 Demwits still cannot take the truth!
Liberman being one of two independants may not have signed it.
Next step: True censorship.
True, the majority of Germans didn’t vote for Hitler.
It's always worked for them in the past. Why change now?
Liberman did sign it.
apparently including both Senator Tim Johnson, still out on rehab, and Senator Lieberman — written a letter to the editor of the Washington Post attacking David Broder for Broder’s April 26 column criticizing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his “gaffes.”
Democratic Caucus’s Senate Journal
April 27, 2007
Sen. Reid’s Fine Leadership
The Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the Washington Post to contest the attack on Senator Harry Reid’s Leadership by David S. Broder in his April 26 column, “The Democrat’s Gonzalez.”
The letter was signed by Sen. Reid’s 50 colleagues in the caucus:
Sen. Reid’s Fine Leadership
Letter to the Editor
Friday, April 27, 2007; A22
We, the members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, contest the attack on Sen. Harry Reid’s leadership by David S. Broder in his April 26 column, “The Democrats’ Gonzales.”
In contrast to Mr. Broder’s insinuations, we believe Mr. Reid is an extraordinary leader who has effectively guided the new Democratic majority through these first few months with skill and aplomb.
The Democratic caucus is diverse, and Mr. Reid has worked tirelessly to make sure that the views of each member are heard and represented. No one ideology dominates the caucus, so that a consensus can be reached and unity achieved. It is hard to imagine a better model for leadership.
Because Mr. Reid has the support of members of the caucus, is a good listener and has an amazing ability to synthesize views and bring people together, the Senate has accomplished a great deal during his time as majority leader. Armed with his years of service in the Senate and with a mastery of procedure, Mr. Reid has led the chamber with a slim majority and a minority that is, at times, determined to stop legislation with which it disagrees.
In the first 100 days alone, we made great strides under his leadership on long-neglected legislation concerning stem cell research, the Sept. 11 commission’s recommendations and the minimum wage, to name three. In addition, under Mr. Reid’s leadership, we have fulfilled our obligation, left uncompleted by last year’s Republican-led Senate, to fund the federal government. He has accomplished all of this in the face of stiff opposition and with a commitment to giving ideas full opportunity for debate.
Finally, in this age of scripted politicians speaking only to their base or claiming that they “don’t recall” anything, the fact that Mr. Reid speaks his mind should be applauded, not derided. His brand of straight talk is honest, comes from the heart and speaks directly to the people.
OF THE SENATE
Like the next President (Fred Thompson) said last night,”let’s give them some rope and see what happens.”
I take back half the things I said about ol’ Elmer Fudd.
Imagine if Senate Republicans did something like this! The libtards would call it worse than Hitler.
You are so right. The left would be screaming ‘censorship!’ and claiming those evil right wing Republicans were trying to squelch free speech.
Are these Dems such babies they have to cry and complain about a single column?! No wonder they are too afraid to keep fighting a war against terrorists.
"Skill and aplomb"?
Did Hillary write this?
I guess there’s no longer any room for Broder in the Dems’ “big tent.”
Is this standard operating procedure for a political party? I mean to have 50 Dem senators attack an editorialist from the Post? Would any 50 Republican Senators do this to a conservative talk show host in this manner who had criticized Bush? Hastert? DeLay?
It is SOP for the Stalinist Party.
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