Dean Speaks Out on Pro-Roberts Democrats

From Salon’s War Room:

Dean speaks out on pro-Roberts Democrats

Minnesota’s Mark Dayton and Indiana’s Evan Bayh announced today that they’ll vote against the confirmation of John G. Roberts, bringing the Democratic tally to 14 no, 11 yes and 19 still to go.

A lot of activists on the left are expressing their disappointment in the 11 Democrats who have announced their support for Roberts, and this afternoon Howard Dean is making it clear that he’s disappointed, too. In a message to supporters, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee asks: “[H]ow will we win any battle if we don’t stand up for what we believe and speak the truth? More importantly, how will Americans know what to expect from a Democratic Congress and Democratic president if we don’t fight for our values at every opportunity? Democrats can disagree with Democrats in good faith — and many do on this issue. But when political calculations silence our conscience, we have abandoned our true values.”

I don’t always agree with the good Chairman Dean, but I certainly do on this issue. We have to come together and work as a team, we can disagree but in critical moments on critical issues we must stick together and fight for our values. John Roberts is not representative of our values.

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5 Responses to Dean Speaks Out on Pro-Roberts Democrats

  1. KJ says:

    Too tired to make much sense… but I give props to the Dems who have held the line at the judiciary now for these past few years of the Bush Reign. It started small, just a few, and has grown. Because its the only field left where there was/is any chance of holding onto democracy. With any luck, the winds of Rita and Katrina, with all their destruction, all the loss of life, property, lives, jobs, businesses… will bring down the house of Bush.

    Gratitude to the Dems who have stepped up and keep the faith. Gratitude and hope.

  2. sandrakae says:

    Anyone got a list of the 11?

  3. Sandrakae

    I haven’t seen one. Maybe on DU, I’ll look.

  4. Nick says:

    My props to those dems who are opposing Roberts. I just can’t stand Howard Dean-and I really can’t stand his followers.