Late last week, as noted in the post immediately below this one, Nancy Pelosi was telling us “[positions on Iraq are] matter[s] of individual conscience… differing positions within the caucus are a source of strength for the party.”
“It’s at the point where he’s [Joe Lieberman] no longer interested in his own party’s opinion, he’s really out of touch with reality,” said Mitchell Fuchs, chairman of the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee in Connecticut. “For me, he’s crossed the line a number of times.”
Passions flared after Lieberman’s recent trip to Iraq. Upon his return, the three-term senator pointed to what he views as progress on the ground there and suggested that Democrats should avoid harsh criticisms of President Bush’s Iraq policy.
Look out, Joe, for speaking your conscience you’re an enemy of the people. Remember what Stalin had done to Trotsky. And look out Mitchell Fuchs; reality is what Nancy Pelosi says it is.
Apparently, conscience and free choice are not a “strength of the party” if you disagree with the position the party claims not to have.