There once was a time when members of Congress put country before party. That's not the case these days. One exception is Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller. Miller has attacked his fellow Democrats, warning that they are making a "terrible mistake" with their class warfare attacks against President Bush's tax cut plan.
Miller is the only Democrat so far to support the president's plan. He told the Washington Times that if his party continues to play polarizing politics on the tax cut issue, "the voters are going to skin us alive" in the 2002 midterm elections. One can only hope!
Miller said he does not like the tactics being used by his fellow Senate and House Democrats and especially doesn't like the anti-Bush rhetoric of Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. He said McAuliffe's comments about Republicans having a "radical right-wing agenda" were "way over the top."
Let's hope Miller keeps on saying these things and that other Democrats join him.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.