November 12, 2006

Brass Knuckles

Speaking now as an independent observer, I think the Democrats are making a tactical mistake in talking up the bipartisan approach to politics. Their popularity is probably about as high as it is going to get while President Bush's continues to sink and the Republicans can't quite figure out what to do next. if the country is truly tired of Republicans and what they stand for then make the most of it. Now is the time to kick them while they are down and seize as much power as possible. The best defense remains a good offense. They should make the most of their 2% advantage in the Senate and 3% advantage in the House to keep driving the same messages home that won this time again and again leading up to 2008.

Not that they'll listen to me.

DOWNDATE: Then again, they do appear to be holding to their true colors:

Democrats say will push for Iraq withdrawal

Pelosi Puts Weight Behind Murtha in Leader Bid

All I was trying to say above was that these are the same people they were last week. Winning an election rather closely by a small margin isn't going to make them better people. They remind me a bit of Detective Sergeant Jack Vincennes in L.A. Confidential when Captain Dudley Smith advises him not to try and do the right thing, since he doesn't have the practice.

Posted by Charles Austin at November 12, 2006 09:26 AM