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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, November 14, 2005

Who's in Trouble?

Dems: We're Not Responsible!
There's been a lot of talk of late about how the Republican Party is in trouble. And it might be, except for the absence of a serious opposition party. Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia appeared on "Fox News Sunday" yesterday, and he had trouble answering questions from host Chris Wallace:

Rockefeller: Chris, it is always the same conversation. You know, it was not the Congress that sent 135,000 or 150,000 troops to--

Wallace: But you voted, sir, and aren't you responsible for your vote?

Rockefeller: No. I'm--

Wallace: You're not?

Rockefeller voted for the liberation of Iraq on the ground that it "poses an imminent threat," a claim far beyond anything the Bush administration ever said, but now in retrospect he takes a pro-Saddam position. And this guy is the vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee, which we guess means he's the most intelligent Democrat.

John Edwards, who apparently represented a Southern state for a single term in the Senate, also voted for the war and has now flip-flopped. Why anyone should care, we're not sure, but the Washington Post published an op-ed by him yesterday:

George Bush won't accept responsibility for his mistakes. Along with Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, he has made horrible mistakes at almost every step: failed diplomacy; not going in with enough troops; not giving our forces the equipment they need; not having a plan for peace. . . .

We also need to show Iraq and the world that we will not stay there forever. We've reached the point where the large number of our troops in Iraq hurts, not helps, our goals.

Someone should introduce this Edwards guy to John Kerry*, who, as we noted last month, also thinks the number of troops is Iraq is simultaneously too large and too small.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that "the Democratic National Committee under Howard Dean is losing the fundraising race against Republicans by nearly 2 to 1," and the Drudge Report notes that Dean is afraid to appear on television alongside his Republican counterpart, Ken Mehlman. If the GOP is faltering, it's likely because of the absence of competitive pressure to do better.

* "We've got better vision, better ideas, real plans. We've got a better sense of what's happening to America--and we've got better hair." ------From Opinion Journal

Heavy says:
This piece reminds me of the Chuckie Schumer soundbites I heard a few days ago. The distinquished
disingenuous Senator from New York was trying to sell us his foolish drivel about how the two governor races where the Dems HELD ONTO their Democratic governorships was a bellwether that gave them some sort of mandate and was a harbinger of things to come.

He then tried to make the case that the American people were rejecting the Bush doctrine and embracing the vision (yes, you read that write - vision) of the Democratic party.

Now you might ask "What vision?"

Well, moments later Chuckie addressed that very issue. He said that their plans/agenda/vision, well that.... they... have.... you know.... ahhh... been meeting on those ... ahhh... issues... and they would... well ... be announced .... ahhh... sometime .... probably ..... well early in 2006.

So, let me get this straight. The American citizenry are flocking to the left side of the aisle and embracing hot thin air because Chuckie says we are. It brings back memories of John Kerry's super secret plan* on the Iraq war while he was on his ill-fated Presidential campaign.

Who's in trouble?

*Has that "plan" ever been shared with the present administration? (You know after his defeat . ....'cause you couldn't share it during the campaign even if it meant saving American soldiers lives 'cause then it wouldn't be super secret and get you elected.)


  • Well said and good points H-H. I have nothing to add

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:56 AM  

  • Thanks, anotmo. I will take my bow.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 10:08 AM  

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