Orwell That Ends Badly

2 comments May 26th, 2007at 02:13pm Posted by Eli

Shorter Dems:

War is Peace.

Capitulation is Courage.

Defeat is Victory.

Like Sirota, I have a really hard time believing the Democratic spin that giving Dubya his war money with gossamer, easily broken strings attached is some kind of victory, or some sign of progress towards ending the war. The roll call on the House and Senate votes is a dead giveaway as to just which party this bill favored.

Look, I understand that sometimes you just don’t have the votes, but instead of jumping on board the toothless supplemental and calling it a win, oppose it and call it for the defeat that it is. Tell the voters that you are, in fact, committed to ending the war, but the Republicans won’t let you. Put the pressure on them, define them as enemies instead of allies. And if you have to throw some pro-war Blue Dog Democrats under the bus too, I frankly wouldn’t mind.

I would much rather see the Democrats fail at ending the war than succeed at prolonging it.

(Cross-posted at Greatscat!)

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Iraq,Politics,Wankers,War

2 Comments

  • 1. dirk gently  |  May 26th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    further, when the people you elect to do a job totally fail to do it, it’s time to replace them. supporting or voting for them next time around in hopes that they will get better next time is the same as voting for toothless benchmarks and hoping that bush will change his singleminded rush to the cliffs.

  • 2. Eli  |  May 27th, 2007 at 10:18 am

    As long as we’re talking about taking them out in primaries. Because the alternative to weak, faithless Democrats is even *worse*.


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