Sunday, October 10, 2010

Van Hollen: Democrats Running From Radioactive Obama and Pelosi Proves We're a Big Tent Party or Something

Look at it this way: The only reason Democrats aren't running away from Chris Van Hollen is nobody knows who he is. If he were the House Speaker of the most unpopular Congress ever, he can be sure endangered Democrats wouldn't want to know who he is either. Van Hollen will have some name recognition in 23 days. He'll be the guy from the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee who just saw his efforts result in the loss of dozens of seats.
The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee brushed off various members' ads touting opposition to President Obama and Speakers Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), saying that it simply shows the party is a big tent unlike the right.

On CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was asked about a variety of the ads, including one from Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.) boasting that he voted with Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) 80 percent of the time.

"We're very proud of the fact that we have an ideologically diverse caucus," Van Hollen said. "As opposed to on the other side where you have this ideological purity test," he added, saying the Republican Party litmus test had been moved even further to the right by the Tea Party movement.
Ideologically diverse? Huh? Uh, Chris, having a party consist of the left, far left, hard left, leftover left and outright socialists isn't a big tent. It's a sinking ship, with you at the helm.
"We have a big tent, and we're problem solvers," he said. "And that is, I think, what voters are looking for."
Is Van Hollen even aware independents have abandoned the Democrats? Does he consider all of them as being far right>

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