Monday, February 26, 2007

ABC News' The Note, a font of DC conventional wisdom, wrote that Democrats are losing the debate over changes in Iraq.

The overall Democratic strategic imperative remains the same — use public opinion to pressure enough Republicans to go to the President and demand a change — knowing that Democratic votes and voices alone won't do it. This strategy has run into a number of problems, however, both political and substantive. Okay: mostly political. Perhaps the Democrats, back in town this week and caucusing ferociously, will find a way to change the trajectory of the political debate, but they are losing fast.

This dreck embraces the Rovian view that every news cycle declares a winner. The problem, of course, is that this micro view misses the point. The macro view is more important, and it is - every day that the topic of discussion is Iraq is a good day for Democrats and a bad day for Republicans. If the 2008 elections are decided on Iraq, the Democrats will win, no matter what the newspapers, or ABC News for that matter, writes.


At 5:10 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

You gotta stop reading the note bc. It is like Broder, an absolute waste of time and brain cells (which in your case are already limited) :)

At 8:54 PM, Blogger BC said...

It's read by way too many insiders to ignore.

At 9:31 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I just loved that you said "drek."

But, yeah, what Cliffy said.

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Insiders like Broder, Russert, Blitzer, et. al. I had a Note habit too, at one time. But now I realize I can pass on self-congratulatory wank-a-thons.


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