"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."-Winston S. Churchill

"The wandering scholars were bound by no lasting loyalties, were attached by no sentiment of patriotism to the states they served and were not restricted by any feeling of ancient chivalry. They proposed and carried out schemes of the blackest treachery."-C.P. Fitzgerald.

Friday, November 14, 2003

The Wall Street Journal 

...has a minor expose of the Democrats' Five Point strategy to retake the White House. Reproduced here courtesy of the Journal by way of Randy Barnett at The Volokh Conspiracy:

(1) "Neutralize Bush's national security edge by fanning doubts about his Iraq policy."

(2) "Craft economic attacks that can work even if the economy keeps improving."

(3) "Dent the president's reputation for honesty and competence."

(4) "Mobilize Democratic partisans in 17 states that Mr. Bush barely won or lost in 2000."

(5) "And maneuver around the new campaign-finance law by redirecting now-banned big donations away from the Democratic Party to a new set of groups that will coordinate attacks on Mr. Bush."

You'll notice that there's nothing there about actually winning the war?

But there is something there about trying to blame Bush for a growing economy. Meanwhile, I'm sure you all picked up on the recent Pew release of the rapid growth in GOP leaners and actual registrants in all the battleground states? What this adds up to is simple. If Bush simply increases his Republican turnout and his take of the swing vote in even a marginal way, he wins by an electoral landslide and walks home with a mandate.

That's my early, very early prediction.

The casualties we are taking in Iraq won't turn that outlook, apparently given the fact that in the wake of the loss of the Chinook, American attitudes have hardened while the U.S. Army appears to have gone over to the offensive.

Sky News, my link, appears to prefer using the Reuters term "militants" instead of "terrorists". I wonder how they would have written about the Allgemeine SS if today's reporters had been present at Auschwitz.

The idiotarians continue on their march to the Radiant Future....

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