Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CA-DEM Chairman Calls Obama's Tax Cut Plan, "Capitulation"

In an unprecedented break from the national party, CA Democratic Party Chairman, John Burton, just released a scathing email against the Obama tax cut deal.

What some might call it a "deal" or "compromise" I would call capitulation to the Republicans.
Just as we do not negotiate with international terrorists, we must stand up to the political terrorism of the Republicans in the United States Senate.
At some point, the American people have to know what kind of people these Republicans are. They may never find out if the Republicans can force their view point on the Administration, splitting the Democratic Party.
The Republicans rant against the deficit, but they give billions, approaching trillions, of tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires.
The email directs the reader to sign on to a petition thanking Reid and Pelosi for "speaking out against this issue and having the Democratic Party stand for something."

While Burton doesn't name in Obama specifically in the email, the intent here is clear. The Chairman of the largest Democratic state party in the country is in open, public revolt against the President's policy.

Party leadership, at least in California, is not afraid of taking Obama on in a policy dispute.

1 comment:

  1. Right on, Burton! Tell it like it is.

    Susan Rennie