December 12, 2005

Nuance? Context?

Odysseus has a great post demonstrating the paucity of thought in the Liberal arguement that we evil practioners of common sense just aren't nuanced enough to realize that their standard bearers are really supportive of the war effort and the MEN & WOMEN conducting it in Iraq when they say such things as :

"The idea we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong."--Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean


"And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs."--Sen. John Kerry

They say that WE take statements "out of context", when it seems to me that THEY have elevated that particular method of "discourse" to an high art form.
In fact, I would contend that a good 80% of what passes for criticism of their opponents methods are really projection of their own sordid methods. I know, how partisan of me. Perhaps....., but partisan or no, it still remains true.

It's funny, but one of the best arguments he made was in the comments:

"The problem with the Democrats is that they know that their base isn't enough to get them elected to anything, and that they alienate the middle."

"The fact is that most Americans want to see us win this war, regardless of how we got there, and anyone who advocates cutting and running will get their fourth point of contact kicked in a general election. By the same token, they have to keep their base mollified because in order to get to that general election, you have to win primaries, and Democratic primary voters are in favor of unilateral pullout, or as we like to call it, surrender."

" So, the Democratic leadership walks a tightrope, trying to mollify activists who would rather lose a war than let a Republican have any kind of victory, and moderates who understand the importance of the war and put their country ahead of their party."

Posted by Delftsman3 at December 12, 2005 06:22 PM | TrackBack
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