Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Dems' '08 strategy: Beat Bush!

Former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe was on the little-watched MSNBC show Hardball with Chris Whatshisname, and unveiled the 2008 strategy to win back the White House:
In 2008 the framework we're going to be dealing with is a failed presidency, George Bush's presidency...
Yesiree, the left plans to run for the Oval Office by campaigning against Bush! I seem to recall in 2000, the Dems giggled over Bush's idea to rid the White House of the Clinton stain (pun highly intended), saying "Clinton's not even running! Why campaign against him?"

Ignoring the fact that Bush was not campaigning against Clinton per se, but was instead linking Gore to Clinton (an approach that worked), the Dems seem to be going against their own advice. Considering that the GOP seems willing to fight Bush on certain issues (such as the UAE ports deal), it will be a more daunting task to link any GOP contenders to Bush too much. However, consistency is a trait we rarely see from the left, isn't it?

Be sure to put down your soda or other beverage before reading this darling gem from McAuliffe:
Now the Democrats for some time since 9/11 lead on the issue of who will keep you safe. Why? Because George Bush has made so many mistakes and our soldiers are paying the price today, all over the world you're seeing the American -- our high esteem has now gone down because of George Bush. Our soldiers are paying the price. So first national security. We win that.
Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Terry McAuliffe! He'll be here at the Comedy Zone all week! Be sure to tip your waitress!

Terry, if Americans thought that you guys were capable of defending us and that you actually gave a wet fart on a dry January Monday about the troops, why do the soldiers and their families constantly vote roughly 70% of the time against you? Solve that riddle, pal, and the keys to the White House will be more within your grasp!

Oh, and having Russ Feingold trying to hamstring the commander-in-chief during wartime doesn't exactly give our soldiers warm fuzzies, either!