August 03, 2005

The Democrats Are Toast

Why? Because they've started celebrating moral victories:

Democrats on Wednesday celebrated a closer-than-expected loss in a special House of Representatives race in Ohio and called it a warning sign for Republicans entering the 2006 congressional elections.

Because nothing says you're ready for the next step like being happy you weren't blown out by the big boys. I learned that from many, many years watching Illinois football.

DOWNDATE: But the most silly and egregious logic error behind this kind of thinking by Democrats is taking a single data point and extrapolating from it, in any direction. Even if Hackett had won, projecting a Democratic landslide from this in the next general election, as I believe Rahm Emmanuel has, is just stupid. There's another saying from my engineering youth that is applicable here as well -- all thrust and no vector.

Posted by Charles Austin at August 3, 2005 06:34 PM

And Hackett had campaign ads implying that he supported President Bush and the war in Iraq. Yeah, I've seen THAT position given a prominent position in the Democratic platform nationally.

Posted by: Jon at 10:19 AM

Must be AEs. Aero guys can (and do) extrapolate from a single datum.

Posted by: Slartibartfast at 12:08 PM

Hmmm..., do I know you from my past Slartibartfast?

Posted by: charles austin at 02:19 PM