December 11, 2007


Dems Are Addicted to Backing Down (Arianna Huffington, 12/11/07, Real Clear Politics)

"Mostly quiet acquiescence, if not outright support."

That is how, according to the Washington Post, officials present characterized the reaction of lawmakers, including Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi and Jane Harman, when they were briefed in 2002 about waterboarding and other severe interrogation techniques being employed by the CIA.

But it could just as well be the slogan of the Democrats for much of the last six-plus years -- especially on Iraq.

Doesn't help that even their party name is delusional--it's a republic, not a democracy...thank God.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 11, 2007 12:38 AM

It's funny to watch shills on the Left reveal their ignorance about Congressional politics. This ain't 1973-76, when a huge Dem majority could override almost any veto.

But Republican voters had to learn their own lessons in 2005 - that a fair majority just isn't enough, especially when it is very poorly led.

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 11, 2007 1:53 AM

Well, another idea is that the Democrats never had any chance of cutting and running from the Middle East. If there had been a Czech lobby to compare with the one cementing our present dominion, World War Two would have started in 1938.

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 11, 2007 4:43 AM

I should have added that even the Dems know that probably only about 20% of the country is going to buy into their nonsense, and only about 10% is as far left as Pelosi, Reid, Gore, and their cadre of nominees.

I would like to watch Arianna interview Hillary. Now that would be a cage match.

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 11, 2007 8:20 AM