Two posts below this AM on Yarbrough's impeachment resolution and all kinds of give-and-take over at Capital Fax about it.
Cynthia tells us Yarbrough offered it in response to our fellow blogger and friend Carl Nyberg.
A blogger I read every so often, and have carried a link for him when he was appealing for funds.
I think it's fair to label Carl a netrooter. He should let me know if not (I'm sure he will... he's that kind of guy), and I think Carl's effort is in line with the netrooters strategy to seek local township referendums on the war.
The impeachment move, and probably the war resolutions; will backfire on Democrats. I'm not sure netrooters would be unhappy either about that. They don't seem to be friends of Bean and Duckworth (and probably whomever replaces Lane Evans). They won't help those campaigns and they really have a different agenda.
I responded to Rich's post on keeping it local that it's going to be hard for lefty bloggers because their strategy is to make Bush-Cheney-Rove and the war the core issues everywhere.
(It's interesting too that the real netroot efforts at the moment with some power behind them are the immigration rallies; not the anti war demonstrations. An issue all about illegality and a time when corruption and illegality is a core issue in Illinois too. Illegal immigration breeds a pervasive culture of corruption.)
Sunday's Trib Editorial about The Frightened European quoted French Interior Minester Nicholas Sarkozy saying,
The left has nothing to propose, nothing to say, nothing to defend. It can only feed off the right's mistakes.One virtue of keeping it local is it might force lefty bloggers to propose and say something on Illinois issues of corruption, schools, pensions, jobs, and health care.
Keeping it local also offers the unhappy choice for any Democratic and liberal reformer on whether to defend regular Democrats in an election.
But I think it's the best bet for lefty colleagues. Were I Carl, I'd encourage my rep in Springfield to focus on Illinois issues. In the long run, you can't rebuild the Democrats for 2008 talking about mistakes.
We can argue the Global War on Terror instead if they like (not here) but I think in the long run war and impeachment are loser issues for Democrats. I'm happy to defend and argue about the mistakes. (But not here! c'mon over to my blog if you need too shout it out.)
Just a few obs waking up to all of this.