JEFFORDS DENOUNCES DNC
WaPo reports that James Jeffords, the turncoat former Republican, is now attacking moderate Democrats for attacking leftist wackos:
[T]he Democratic Leadership Council, a centrist group within the party. . . recently criticized Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean as an elitist liberal, a member of the party’s “McGovern-Mondale” wing,” which “lost 49 states in two elections and transformed Democrats from a strong national party into a much weaker regional one.”
That prompted Jeffords to issue a statement backing Dean, a fellow Vermonter, that sounded strangely familiar.
“I am disappointed to see leaders of the Democratic Leadership Council characterize his positions as extreme and elitist, and I call on them to stop their divisive tactics,” Jeffords said. “I have heard such charges coming from Republicans most of my political life, but I find it incredible to hear such charges coming from Democrats.”
So, Jeffords, who routinely criticized Republican leadership while nonetheless taking their money, is now upset that the moderate wing of the Democrat party–with which he is now aligned even though calling himself an “independent”–is criticizing leftist candidates? Which means, in essence, that Jeffords was never a “moderate” Republican and is indeed a liberal Democrat in all but name. Interesting.