June 17, 2006


Democrats Outline a Platform for the Fall (KATE ZERNIKE, 6/17/06, NY Times)

Over and over, the leaders contrasted Republican priorities — which they deemed "the wrong direction" — with their own — "a new direction." [...]

The Democrats' declaration comes after two weeks that have reversed a run of bad news for Republicans. The Republicans won a special election in the California Congressional district that both sides saw as a bellwether for November; and a special prosecutor investigating the leak of a C.I.A. operative's name announced he would not indict Karl Rove, the president's senior adviser, whom Democrats hold up as a symbol of Republican corruption.

And the president's trip to Iraq and the killing of the Iraqi insurgent leader Abu Masab al-Zarqawi gave Republicans an opportunity to rebut the argument that the war was going badly.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 17, 2006 9:54 AM

It's a sign of how cocooned the NYT is that they think that CA-50 and the Rove non-indictment is more important politically than Zarqawi and progress in Iraq.

Posted by: David Cohen at June 17, 2006 10:13 AM

None of them matter. It's just the econmy and gas prices.

Posted by: oj at June 17, 2006 10:26 AM

And nothing "big" (a 11 September, Katrina or Iranian bomb being used) happens in the autumn months.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 17, 2006 12:13 PM

Two of the three would guarantee Republican victory.

Posted by: oj at June 17, 2006 12:18 PM

First up on the Democrats agenda: they insure the collapse of our overseas war effort by having Alcibaides arrested on charges of blasphemy... or whatever the modern equivalent is.

Posted by: lebeaux at June 17, 2006 1:31 PM

It appears the new Dem slogan is being "deliberately" mispronounced by some wags.

Posted by: Mike Morley at June 17, 2006 4:17 PM