Cannibalism is a bad thing. Period. While I am a meat eater, I eat the meat of different animal species – not my own. I wish that the Democratic Party would follow my eating habits. It seems that with every electoral victory, Democratic elected officials begin carping about what Democratic elected officials are doing wrong.
Barack Obama won a historic election in November. Since then he has been working on appointing a team of leaders to help guide the United States and the world back on to firmer economic, political and social footing. But the Democratic Leadership seems intent on nitpicking him like they are field marshals for the Republican Party! They are literally trying to eat their own. He’s not even President yet, and with the current President working as hard as he can to make things difficult, President-elect Obama has to deal with the Democrats, too?
Here’s the list of cannibals:
Senator Harry Reid – “I don’t work for President Elect Obama, I work with him”
Representative John Conyers – “Obama should not nominate Sanjay Gupta.”
Senators John Kerry and Kent Conrad – “I’m not that excited about [Obama’s] tax proposals”
And these are just the quotes from this week! This bending over backwards to prove to Republicans how non-partisan and equally critical of their own that Democrats continue to do is ridiculous! Where was all this backbone from Reid and Feinstein on the invasion of Iraq? On FISA? During the Bush Administration? Don’t try to stand up straight and earn your bona fides by feasting on the decisions made by the Leader of the Democratic Party and the next President of the United States!You should have stood up during the last eight years! That would have been nice.
The schedule of confirmation hearings
Cross posted at Spreading the Word on January 8, 2009