2008 We Warned You!
posted by September 18 at 16:09 PMon
Way back in 2004, The Stranger sounded the alarm on Kucinich’s asinine notion of creating a department-level Department of Peace.
Take it away, Josh Feit:
Kucinich’s brainchild, the dopey Department of Peace (let’s call it the DOP), has now made it onto the state Dems’ draft platform, which is up for ratification this weekend. If people were worried that screechy Howard Dean was going to jeopardize the party with angry antiwar rhetoric, they should be flat-out mortified about the direction in which Kucinich’s eager delegates are nudging the party. The Kucinich crowd seems intent on positioning the Ds in the same galaxy as the Raelians.
Not only will Washington Rs simply add water and stir to turn the asinine DOP into the best Republican attack ad of all time, but it’s financially irresponsible for Democrats to propose a new government agency while criticizing the Bush administration for running up a $521 billion deficit.
It passed. I believe it passed this year too, but I’m having trouble with the version of the PDF on the state Ds’ website.
Well, our homestate Rs might be a little slow, but Colorado foes of Democratic Senate candidate Mark Udall have jumped all over the Department of Peace. Sample ad:
Let this be a lesson to hippie Dems. You will be held responsible for your dopey ideas.