Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Democrats Need Someone with Proven Leadership in Washington

Representative Heath Shuler says he will challenge Nancy Pelosi for the position of House Minority Leader when Congress goes back in session in the new year. Shuler has no chance of winning because despite her insanity Democrats still love her. Also, Shuler is about as conservative as a Democrat can be (he’s from North Carolina, big on family values and a fiscal conservative) which means he’s mostly unpopular inside his own party. What he’s hoping to accomplish by this is to bring the Democrats back to the center instead of the far left where Obama and Pelosi have taken them.

I’m a major supporter of Shuler’s because I like his politics and because he’s the best quarterback the Redskins have had since Mark Rypien. Unfortunately his career was derailed by injuries. But maybe it was a blessing in disguise because now he was forced to turn to a second career, one in which he can accomplish goals toward a greater good.

1 comment:

Damino said...

Why should Democrats put someone who's arguably to the right of center in a leadership position, while the Republican platform keeps moving further and further from the center? John Boehner is extremely conservative, and although I disagree with his politics I don't see why Republicans would set him aside in favor of a true centrist. That was true in 2008 when Republicans got crushed and true again in 2010 when Republicans obliterated Dems.

I love centrists and think this country would be better served if both parties moved to the middle. But unless two play at that game, it does nothing but sharply move the entire country in the direction of the immobile party.