Carol Platt Liebau: Catching On

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Catching On

According to this column by Ron Brownstein, at least some Democrats apparently feel that they need to attack Bush "where his strength is," i.e. on national security. No wonder Republicans welcome this fight!

As Dick Morris likewise points out today, the wiretapping story is more likely to hurt Democrats than Republicans; the Dems come across as more concerned about civil liberties for terrorists than about protecting the American people.

Not all of the change can be attributed to national security issues alone (the economy has also helped), but it's no surprise that the President's approval numbers are up. Hope the White House handlers have noted how much it helps to have the President out front defending his beliefs and policies.

3 Comments:

Blogger Roy Lofquist said...

Rope-a-Dope! GWB is the best politician I have ever seen, going back to Truman.

This is the start of the 2006 campaign. The Democrats have provided a cornucopia of foot-in-mouth moments which we will be seeing in glorious technicolor for the next year.

Apparently the 1972 debacle was not a learning experience for the Dems as opposed to the 1964 Goldwater fiasco for the Reps.

Politics in America has a slower pace than elsewhere. The Reps are headed for a generation in the majority.

I pray that the Dems regroup to provide the principled opposition that is vital to our polity.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol writes, "...it's no surprise that the President't approval numbers are up."

Pollster: "Do you approve of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?"

Pollee: "Well..."

Pollster: "Let me remind you that this call may be recorded without your knowledge as the President has authorized the secretive wiretapping of Americans."

Pollee: "Uh..."

Pollster: "Let me also remind you, that the President has had people thrown in solitary confinement for years without charging them with anything."

Pollee: "Gee..."

Pollster: "With torture, lots of torture."

Pollee: "In that case, I think the President is doing a bang up job. Highest marks all around. Two big thumbs up."

9:28 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Pollee: "And I promise, I never laugh when those people in the break room call him, 'Dim Son.'"

10:19 PM  

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