Sunday, December 09, 2007

Throwing Laesch under the bus

A comment by Carl Nyberg over at Prairie State Blue on Planned Parenthood's endorsement of Foster in the primary.

A significant number of key people have decided they can't back Laesch. In fact, some of them have decided they will oppose Laesch no matter what.

I feel like these judgments have been rendered unfairly in most cases.

I also think that the attacks on Laesch are unfair enough that it will create a real problem for Foster.

Foster probably should do something to de-escalate the nastiness, especially the unfair attacks on Laesch.

If Laesch is denied the nomination by b/c people perceived that key players won't work with Laesch, Laesch's supporters have a certain incentive to jam Foster on that very point.
Laesch not my kind of Democrat. He's the now pervasive kind of Democrat who's taken over, and made it impossible for Lieberman style Liberals to find a home there.

But Laesch has been a tireless campaigner for Progressivism in Il-14 --as Progressivisms now become-- and it seems he deserves a little better.

He's your party Democrats, with a program more consistent with where the party's been the past six years, than the candidate those key people want to field in Il-6.

Maybe the Lieberman Dem's don't belong in the party, and Lieberman Liberals should leave it to the Laeschites, but those muddling key people, who's principles sway with the winds of polls, seem the least appealing of all. I hope Laesch supporters do, as Carl wrote, jam Foster on that point.

xp Bill Baar's West Side

5 comments:

Gianna,  7:00 PM  

"Lieberman Liberal"? That's an oxymoron, Bill.

The only reason you're so anti-Foster is because it would be much more convenient for the GOP in IL-14 to have to face a pipsqueak and intellectual lightweight like Laesch.

Bill Baar 10:21 PM  

"Lieberman Liberal"... right, he's the guy Dems ran as VP in 2000when I could vote for Gore and feel good about being a Democrat.

I think Liberalism changed more than I did...

I'm not sure if Foster is changing it back or not.

At least the pipsqueak is clear and consistent.

Bill Baar 10:46 PM  

Here's Laesch's position on abortion,

As a future Congressman, I feel that it is not my place to intrude on a woman's decisions regarding her reproductive and personal health. These are family and personal matters, and the state needs to respect that privacy according to the framework set out by Roe v Wade. I believe we can create a reality where abortion is rare while still being safe and legal. If we as a society want to show our value for life we should begin by helping mothers in difficult circumstances. I will work tirelessly to make sure that new life in this country is greeted with affordable healthcare, adequate shelter and nutrition and a good education to insure that the American Dream is within the reach of all.

The only thing missing is when those new lives should be greeted ..,with with affordable healthcare, adequate shelter and nutrition and a good education to insure that the American Dream.

That's pretty good for party that's too often made abortion-on-demand a litmus test.

Laesch tells us the obligations to new lives. That's my kind of Liberal.

Josefina,  8:59 PM  

Why did the so called People's Law Office make 900,000 and the Wilsons got nothing?

Why did the PLO quit Aaron Patterson? He almost got nothing.
It was good for him the new attorneys got involved or Aaron Patterson would of been screwed.

Bill Baar 5:18 AM  

wrong post josefina...this one is on Il-14th

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