The DNC is financing a series of push polls around the country that have to be some of the most disingenuous we’ve heard or read. Perhaps best titled, “Democrats say …” the phone polls take more than ten minutes to listen and respond to, and include more than 25 questions that focus on Democrats’ purported (by the poll taker) desire to cut spending, improve government ethics, catch Bin Laden, win the war, fire Halliburton, clean up Congress, defend American ports and borders and still have enough time to pass real health-care reform.
What’s clear from the poll is that the DNC is trying to figure out exactly what voters want to hear this time around. The questions continued to hit on Bin Laden’s at large status, Halliburton’s no-bid contracts, Iraq, the U.S. ports story, Halliburton’s no-bid contracts, Bin Laden’s at large status, Iraq, Iraq, and Halliburton getting more contracts in Iraq. Oh, and corrupt Republicans in Washington who give no-bid contracts to a certain company with ties to President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
In other words, the Democrats’ still don’t have a clue about what to say, don’t have a position or any new ideas, and are falling back on the themes that lost them the election in 2004.