The best comment on the Democratic party leaders' conduct comes from theNobles and knaves section of the Insider Washington Times: "Knaves: The Democratic leadership, for blaming everyone but themselves.
It's been a tough couple of weeks for the leaders of the Democratic Party. First, they had to deal with their chairman, Howard Dean, who is doing his best to keep 'white Christians' as far away from the Democratic Party as possible. Now, it's Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, who just happened to compare American soldiers to Nazis.
What's infuriating is that whenever a Democratic luminary goes before the cameras to initiate damage control he ends up sounding hopelessly immature. Mr. Dean blamed the controversy over his uncouth remarks on the Republicans, because its 'exactly what [they] want.' Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, responding to Mr. Durbin's unfortunate analogy, said, 'The noise machine from the far right never stops ... This is all a distraction by the White House.' For his part, Mr. Durbin has also blamed the 'right-wing media.'
So, the Republicans and the White House are supposedly to blame for what Democrats say. No doubt it's all part of some insidious Karl Rove plot. As for the 'right-wing media,' Democrats apparently think it's incredibly unfair that reporters actually report what a politician has said. Here's some free advice to Democrats: Stop saying stupid things."