I verbalized some concerns that Pete Stark would somehow end up apologizing for remarks that we were all cheering on. Here is what I said.
My why is simple: when will I learn? I knew Stark was going to qualify himself, Dems have been doing it consistently. Naturally, he just handed the Republicans a chance to blather about troops.
I sit better to be silent or to make public comments and then boo hoo about the regret about any pain or shame it might have caused? Every time a Dem apologizes after attacking the occupation or policies directed at maintaining the status quo there, they lose credibility to make critiques about the occupation of Iraq. I don’t even want to listen when I know they don’t even mean it. How can the American public take them seriously as a group who will offer up alternatives to foreign policy and domestic polices when they back peddle as a strategy? They aren’t stupid, they can recognize a shell game when they see it. When a con is good and you’re had, you can in the aftermath express grudging admiration for the play even as you resent it. This con is just a third rate one. Give us your votes and we will represent another voice. Where is the voice? Why is it so tremulous? Should I just plug up my ears and shout: Lalalalala…..