If you had any doubt that the recent disgusting behavior by the Democrats was anything more than partisan politics, this should end any delusions:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Tuesday sought to capitalize on sharp questioning of Rice during her confirmation hearings. The DSCC sent a fund-raising e-mail signed by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), with the subject line “Taking a Stand.”
“I will continue to make my voice heard on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, but in order to put the brakes on four more years of misdirection in Iraq and reckless policies at home, we need to elect more Democrats to the Senate during the 2006 midterm elections,” Boxer wrote, noting her questioning of Rice. “Click here to contribute to the DSCC today.”
So Barbara Boxer alerts the media ahead of time that she is going to grill Rice. Then she calls Rice a liar. Rice responds. Boxer then whines that Rice attacked her. Meanwhile, Boxer and the DSCC are using the event to raise money.
GHot it- Make sure the media covers the story, then bilk some loot from the public after they see the story in the media. Yet the old guard still does not realize that we see through them:
Byrd, the longest-serving Democratic senator and a student of the Constitution, insisted that his party is merely doing its duty.
“I am particularly dismayed by criticism I have read that Senate Democrats by insisting on having the opportunity to debate this nomination have somehow been engaged in nothing more substantial than petty politics or partisan delaying tactics,” Byrd said, his voice rising in anger.
But they aren’t even trying to hide the political nature of their grandstanding. A national party no more…