The time to criticize the Republicans’ “culture of corruption,” a Democratic refrain for nearly a year, is at an end, Pelosi said; Democrats need to begin promoting their own vision of America. “Now it’s time to talk about us. Enough of the Republicans. It’s time for us to talk about what are the priorities we’d like to see addressed, if we have the opportunity,” Pelosi said in an interview with The Hill on Wednesday.
Democrats have been struggling for months to devise a unified message to take to voters, debating whether to be general or detailed, to come out early or late, or to present a succinct list of points like the GOP’s 1994 Contract With America. Pelosi has been seen as favoring an early message, while Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who head up the campaign committees for House and Senate Democrats, have argued for focusing on Republican misdeeds.
“What we have to do is define ourselves so that Republicans do not define us. This is a define-or-be-defined business that we’re in, so you can’t leave it out in the open,” Pelosi said.
“These are not full-blown initiatives,” she cautioned, “[but] they are a beginning to differentiate from the Republicans’ misguided priorities of taking us deeply into debt, bringing up divisive social issues instead and raising those issues instead of raising the minimum wage.”
“You can’t name a Democratic bill that’s come to [a vote] in the House of Representatives. That’s just not right. … I would hope that we could find common ground [with President Bush and Hill Republicans] because I do believe bipartisanship is important.” Actually it's surprising that the Democrat's in the House or Senate sponsored a bill. Their too busy ranting to the press about the "corrupt" Republicans and Karl Rove.
“I’m even hard put to say what our agenda will be when we win, so I’m certainly not going into the politics of the caucus,” she said. “That is as unimportant an issue to me right now as it could be.”
In the end Pelosi admits she can't tell us what the Democrat's agenda is, except for gaining power. We have said it over and over again...The Democrat's have no plan they can identify with. The are fighting amongst themselves, they can't come to terms with their left-wing, crackpot base, and they are inept at doing anything substantive except complaining about Republicans.