Skip to main content

View Diary: Piling on Frost (217 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Good Points (none)
    I've said before that there are quite decent reasons to oppose Frost to be DNC Chair.  He's not nearly as reform-oriented as some other candidates. He's not as tech or net savvy as some of the others.  Those are his weaknesses.  I have no problem if those who oppose Martin Frost want to elaborate on these.  I've spoken to the Frost folks, and I've requested to submit some questions to Frost to answer those very concerns. (No, I'm not working for any candidate, nor have I endorsed anyone).

    I've been defending Martin Frost in comments today because I think that attacking the man for clips of ads that he run in his past campaign without understanding the context is extremely unfair. I grew up in Dallas, and Martin Frost was someone that I came to respect and admire as a damn good Democrat and a top-notch fighter as I first became involved in politics in high school.  He might not be quite as ideological as some commenters here might like, but he's about as partisan as it gets, and it's saddened me to see many people here today distort his record.

    Burnt Orange Report: News, politics and fun from deep in the heart of Texas.

    by ByronUT on Tue Jan 18, 2005 at 06:03:13 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Well (4.00)
      I've been defending Martin Frost in comments today because I think that attacking the man for clips of ads that he run in his past campaign without understanding the context is extremely unfair.

      I am tired of compensating for politicians when they do what I think are unwise things. Kerry did this all the time. For example, "I would still vote for the war". All sorts of theories were passed around about how Kerry was setting a trap and being smart, blah blah blah. It was dumb.

      It was dumb on Frost's part to run these ads. Why vote for a democrat close to Bush, when you can vote for the real thing, a republican? How many dems stayed home after those ads were run? I would have. Would he have gotten as close as he did if he didn't act like a republican? Probably not. But at least he would have some principles

      republicans think life is a zero sum game. Democrats know everybody can win.

      by DrSpike on Tue Jan 18, 2005 at 07:19:44 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Don't you get it? (4.00)
      If Frost has all these positions which are opposed to the overall party position of the Democrats, he can be used as a stick to beat up the Democrats.  Every SUnday morning, every shouting head, for the next four years:  look, those left lib Dems aren't even in step with their own party chairman they're so left lib!  Martin Frost says more tax cuts!  Martin Frost says A-OK to the Clear Skies Initiative.  It's all those obstructionist Dems in Congress that should be more like their party chair that are the problem."

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site