So what [liberals] are really hoping for is a shift within the liberal/Democratic establishment. Bad timing. The Democrats are at risk of losing both houses of Congress this fall. No strategist in his right mind would tell them to shift focus away from their popular efforts on financial reform, unemployment relief, or letting gays serve openly in the military to pick this fight with the GOP. The Democrats side with Hamas against the only democracy in the Middle East? The RNC press releases would write themselves.
The Democrats’ relative strength has always been domestic issues. They never want to switch the debate to foreign policy in an election year. That’s why they caved and pushed through George W. Bush’s resolution on the use of force in Iraq in 2002, hoping to change the topic to more comfortable ground.
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