Sticks and Stones

September 27, 2007 at 6:16 pm

It’s like the schoolyard all over again. Republicans calling Democrats names and Democrats backing down again and again in the hopes that this strategy will keep the Republicans from calling them names. Does everyone seem to understand this except the Democrats? Tim Grieve asks, “Will the Democrats ever learn?” In […]

A Real Man’s Story About Petraeus

September 15, 2007 at 2:58 am

General Petraeus returned this week trumpeting victory in Iraq (as if anyone expected anything different).

Claim Credit for the Troop Withdrawal

September 13, 2007 at 2:09 am

Isn’t it odd that Bush is going to get credit for sending over more troops, achieving nothing, then bringing them home as if he were withdrawing troops? Yet the strategy is somehow working and once again Democrats are on the run, about to propose a compromise that will allow Bush […]

Beyond Bush’s Vision for Iraq

September 8, 2007 at 9:54 pm

As America prepares for the Petraeus report on Iraq, the Bush administration goes on the offensive. Last week, Bush made a surprise visit to Iraq. This week he gets ready to announce his “vision” for Iraq.

Notice that the Republicans are talking about vision in the article. While the Democrats, once again, appear to be complaining.

The successful strategy that the Republicans are using is to brand themselves as seeking victory and protecting our national security and to label Democrats as Defeatocrats.

Craig Thrown Under Bus

September 3, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Republicans moved quickly to stem the tide of bad publicity from the Larry Craig story. After Republicans called for his resignation, this weekend Craig stepped down. But what about David Vitter? Remember David Vitter? Vitter admitted to indiscretions in his past involving a Washington, D.C. prostitution ring. Have Republicans asked […]

A Wide Stance on Family Values

September 1, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Republicans have taken a couple of interesting tactics towards spinning the Larry Craig arrest: The innocent until proven guilty play Blaming the liberal media Bringing up Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky These tactics have for the most part fallen short. Blaming the liberal media isn’t working because even conservatives are calling for […]