November 9, 2006
So what should Democrats be doing on a national level? First, investigating the fraud in Iraq today. Contractors are hauling away billions of our tax dollars and are endangering our troops by leaving the Iraqi infrastructure to rot. Put the brakes on Halliburton and support organic Iraqi companies and we'll turn Iraq around. Nobody kills the guy who's sending their paychecks. Plus, once Bush's buddies see they can't make a profit off Iraq anyomore, he'll be convinced to get out. Second, end the hemoraging of our budget to the Red Chinese. We have to get on a sound fiscal track. That means no big spending programs. Cuts. That means scaling back pork and even legitimate infrastructure needs until we can get out of Iraq. Finally, learn from this election. Your growth market is the intermountain West. The West showed faith in the Democrats this year and the Democrats need to return the favor. Bring the 2008 DNC to Denver. Give John Tester (Senator from Montana) a prominent position. There are no more seats for the Democrats to win in New England (almost literaly no more), they didn't scratch the Republican hold on the South, but there is room for growth in the West.
If the Democrats can learn from the election, and success Colorado Democrats have had, they will govern well and be even more successful in 2008.