It appears to me that the democrats don't care about their base. Bush's base didn't elect them, for gawd's sake.
How arrogant they are! This is how they support the troops- by leaving them in Iraq?
Did they forget why they were elected?
Paul Begala has a nice piece in Huffington Post listing many instances where the Republicans blasted the military service of many a Democrat- where was the senate vote to condemn their actions?
UPDATE: Everything backfired. See Americablog's post Bush raises half a million for MoveOn
From Move On:
By midnight, over 12,000 people had donated $500,000—more than we've raised any day this year—for our new ad calling out the Republicans who blocked adequate rest for troops headed back to Iraq.