Monday, October 16, 2006

Ignorance is bliss?

From the Washington comPost:
Amid widespread panic in the Republican establishment about the coming midterm elections, there are two people whose confidence about GOP prospects strikes even their closest allies as almost inexplicably upbeat: President Bush and his top political adviser, Karl Rove
One of four possible explanations exist for such enthusiasm:

1. Rove and Bush are idiots.

2. Rove and Bush are going to team up with their evil conservative buddies at Diebold to rig all of the voting machines and steal yet another election to go along with their 2000 and 2004 heists. For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was sarcasm and was intended to make fun of your paranoid fantasies to help you cope with the last three elections.

3. Rove and Bush have a plan to overcome the MSM-led barrage that they think will work.

4. Bravado.

Or there's another possibility: Bush and Rove are idiots. Oh, wait...I already said that. Never mind.

Seriously, though, while I have learned not to "misunderestimate" Bush, I also feel that the leftist barrage I'm witnessing now from the partisan MSM is even more fierce than it was when they lobbied for Kerry in 2004 and did everything they could to get him to win. Coupled with Bush's own screw-ups and the GOP's pitiful record on issues like spending and immigration control (among others), I think such unbridled enthuiasm is highly unwarranted.

Neal Boortz sum up the election this year quite well:
The truth is the Republicans have not come close to earning the control they seek. The only thing they have going for them is the fact that the alternative is even more hideous. Isn't that a pathetic choice to have on election day?
Indeed it is.