Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Wow, that's not very rational now is it? But it is where we have gotten to, because of George Bush's obsession with the useless piece of what was once the Ottoman and British Empires.
The public tied is turning against the war, but not in the way that liberal Democrats think it will.
My own prediction is that McKinney will lose because voters in her district are tied of being embarrassed by the stereo type she engenders. A stupid person impersonating a Congressperson. I'll bet in her district there are at least a 100 people far more qualified than her to hold public office. I think Georgia voters are tied of seeing someone represent them who has done nothing more but make a career out of having a certain skin color.
With Lieberman though, I think he will win , but it will be a squeaker. There will be dead people on both sides voting, and when it is all said and done, he'll win . Because in the end the voters of Connecticut are more concerned about getting contracts for EB, Sikorsky, and for New Haven. They know a senior incumbent is in a better position to do that. And, truth be told, they are scared of what a Lieberman loss really means.
Because if he loses, it will send a message that if one believes in compromise and getting things done, you lose; well Katie bar the door. There will be no cooperation any more on either side. The Malkinesque and Coulter symptoms of the Republican sycophancy will grow even stronger. Moderates on both sides will wither on the vine. In the end the Republic will be poorer as a result.
So what am I saying you ask? Namely that the anti war foes have picked the wrong way to go about this. Lieberman is not the problem. Its the Nancy Pelosi's, the Hillary Clintons, and the other bozo's who pass for leadership in the Democratic party. Get some leadership with class, make the President work to get funding for his war, and take back ownership of the Senate. Not going to happen with the current crowd of Democrats.
So I expect to see a grey haired man giving a victory speech tomorrow and Democrats weeping in their beer. Sorry guys, you brought it on yourselves.
I still have to wait 3 months to vote against Rick Santorum. As if my absentee ballot will really matter.....................