Tom Daschle, whose hindsight is always 20/20, writes in the WaPo today that as majority leader in 2001, he never heard anyone mention anything about warrantless wiretaps.
I did not and never would have supported giving authority to the president for such wiretaps. I am also confident that the 98 senators who voted in favor of authorization of force against al Qaeda did not believe that they were also voting for warrantless domestic surveillance.
This is what the Democrats do. They trot out a loser from their glory days to tow the party line, and give what they believe to be the ‘bottom line’ on whatever story they’re using to bash Bush. It’s so predictable, and so boring.
When are we going to hear leadership from the Democrats? I’ve said it in this space way too many times already – Americans are tired of hearing liberals complain. We’re tired of them pointing fingers and not stepping up to say what they would do to lead, to change things, to make things better.
Why do they do what they do? They don’t have the answers. They don’t know what they would do if they were in leadership. The economy is cookin’, the war in Iraq is progressing at a pace that cannot be increased, and consumer confidence is up. In other words, the Democrats don’t have a platform. So, they blame. They complain. They obstruct.
That’s not a compelling message.