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What if they gave a news conference an no one came?
Posted by: McQ on Monday, March 05, 2007

Well it might be because no one takes their position seriously:
About a dozen members of the Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus gathered on a sunny day last summer on the terrace outside the Capitol for a news conference. The only problem: no reporters showed up.

The members of the group, made up entirely of House Democrats, cracked jokes among themselves before heading back inside, chalking it up as another failed attempt to get noticed.

“I had 30 press conferences where no one showed up,” said Representative Maxine Waters, a California Democrat who leads the 75-member caucus in the House.
Well considering it's Maxine Waters, why would anyone be surprised. Add to that Rep. Barbara Lee (a founder of the group) and it's no surprise at all.
Yet even with a majority of Americans opposing the war, the caucus is struggling to overcome its fringe image and is becoming increasingly frustrated by what its members say is the Democratic leadership’s unwillingness to heed their calls for decisive action to the end the war.
Again, with Maxine Waters as the "face" of this caucus, who isn't going to consider it "fringe"?

And frankly I don't believe the full-fledged, "out of Iraq" types really represent the "majority of Americans" as I've said any number of times. There is a difference between opposing the war and opposing the way the war has been waged.

Just because someone opposes the war or the way it has been waged doesn't mean they necessarily agree with a group who wants us "out of Iraq" now. As several polls have suggested, even Americans who disapprove of the war or its management want it drawn down to a successful conclusion which doesn't risk Iraq falling into chaos.
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Again, with Maxine Waters as the "face" of this caucus, who isn’t going to consider it "fringe"?
More than your stetement implies, I should think.

Maxine Waters, of course, but also Koz, Willis, MK, Greenwald, the DU(h) gang, Howard Dean, John Murtha,a nd John Kerry are a few that leap to mind. All have taken positions similar to hers on this and other things, after all.
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"out of Iraq" types really represent the "majority of Americans"
Another consesus thing, like Global Warming(tm), you must stop questioning.
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As a retired journalist I can tell you it is unnecessary to cover a press conference when the participants only regurgitate the same Bovine Scatology as they have during the last thirty press conferences.
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