When Good News Is Bad News Politically

How would you like to be in the position that when good progress is made in the war, that it hurts your political party? Back in the old days, Americans of both parties would welcome good news and would celebrate a win together. But that’s not going to be the case where the war in Iraq is concerned. It must be tough to be a Democrat in Washington nowadays. Speaking of the Blue Dog Caucus in the House, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said that if progress continues . . .

“I think there would be enough support in that group to want to stay the course and if the Republicans were to stay united as they have been, then it would be a problem for us,” Clyburn said. “We, by and large, would be wise to wait on the report.”

WaPo link: Clyburn: Positive Report by Petraeus Could Split House Democrats on War

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