I didn't have to read this to say this is what the Democrats have been doing for months, and will continue to do.? But Howard Dean's affirmation is good.? From Meet the Press:
MR. RUSSERT:? But there's no Democratic plan on Social Security.? There's no Democratic plan on the deficit problem.? There's no specifics.? They say, "Well, we want a strong Social Security.? We want to reduce the deficit.? We want health care for everyone," but there's no plan how to pay for it.
DR. DEAN:? Right now it's not our job to give out specifics.? We have no control in the House.? We have no control in the Senate.? It's our job is to stop this administration, this corrupt and incompetent administration, from doing more damage to America.? And that's what we're going to do.? We're doing our best.? Look at the trouble they're having putting together a budget.? Why is that?? Because there's still a few moderate Republicans left who don't think it's OK to cut school lunch programs, who don't think it's OK to do some of the appalling things that they're doing in their budget.? I saw a show last night which showed a young African-American man in California at the UC of Davis who hoped to go to law school.? The Republicans want to cut $14 billion out of higher education so this kid can't go to law school.? We're going to do better than that, and together, America can do better than that.
MR. RUSSERT:? But is it enough for you to say to the country, "Trust us, the other guy's no good. ?We'll do better, but we're not going to tell you specifically how we're going to deal with Iraq."
DR. DEAN:? We will.? When the time comes, we will do that.
MR. RUSSERT:? When's the time going to come?
DR. DEAN:? The time is fast-approaching.? And I outlined the broad outlines of our agenda.? We're going to have specific plans in all of these areas.
MR. RUSSERT:? This year?
DR. DEAN:? In 2006.So just wait folks. Just wait. There's more holes for the other side into which to dig themselves...