Carol Platt Liebau: Who's Got It Right?

Friday, August 11, 2006

Who's Got It Right?

So internal GOP polls say that Republican voters are highly motivated. Yet the AP is telling us that Republicans may abandon the President.

Who's right? Of course, the GOP has an incentive to spin the truth. But the sad fact is that "objective" journalists are no less prone to the same techniques -- and they've been predicting Republican defections for years now.


Blogger dodger said...

Well if the spin were that Republicans have a lock on the election the voters would stay home. Got to keep them on their toes, and who better to do it than the MSM.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I've got it right, of course!


I believe Americans are willing to work as long and hard as necessary to win the war. But the looney left and their subjugate Democrats have created such a controversy that the public is growing weary of all the bickering.

In the end, though,I believe the American electorate is too savy and too serious to put Democrats in control at this critical point in history.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

The report doesn't say how many have abandoned the republican party. Likely a significant amount as Bush is back down to 33% approval rating, the GOP is back down to 19% and 60% of the public want the troops withdrawn from Iraq civil war.

By any measure the extremist fringe group is the one still supporting the worst President and Congress in post WWII US history.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Greg said, "In the end, though,I believe the American electorate is too savy and too serious to put Democrats in control at this critical point in history." Right on!However, as demonstrated in the past several elections, what we need to watch out for is voter fraud, (which the other side has mastered, by the way)and, bluntly speaking, STUPID LEMMING VOTERS!

4:32 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

editor confuses disagreement with Bush policies with Republicans leaving the party. Doesn't work that way. We have no problem calling Bush on things over which we disagree, and still consider him a sight better than any Dem that might have opposed him, particularly on the top of the list issue of fighting terrorism. But as he's not running for office again any time soon, we still have to keep the big chair out from under the asses of Democratic posers, who would put us all at risk by their very presence.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Cavalor Epthith said...

Two things . . .


Honestly, I think the president went in with good intentions even though he had to gin up data a bit to get to go to war. Rumsfeld, moreso than Bush is to blame for the colossal failure to achieve victory.

As I heard in the podcast from NPR today Maj Gen John Baptiste US Army (ret) former commander of the Big Red One made it clear that Rumsfeld should be forced out and fresh blood brought in to fix the DoD at the top and give America a chance to win.
The major general feels we would have to start all over again and "reinvade" from Kuwait with between 150-200,000 troops occupying each town securing it and turning it over directly to Iraqi forces and police. The process would take three years. Here is a solution to stand by, We will give you your country back and in two years you will be ready to take over. We will stay an extra year to be sure withdrawing in parts until on the last day the commanding officer would board a helo and be off."
Sounds like a fine plan to me. If the Iraqis cannot stand up for themselves three years from this October, well then America will occupy that country forever.


12:02 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

Marshall, from my perspective you are the one confused (as usual). I know many friends and business people who abandoned the party. At our Rotary meeting last week, out of over 150 members, not a single one was republican and these are mostly small business owners. Six year ago, it would have been a pretty even split between Republicans and Deomcrats.

It is not because they hate Bush who has proven to be the idiot. We seen that before with Reagan. It is because the party is selling out America on K-Street. There are few real conservatives. They expanded the government and broke the treasury and the military.

Conservativism is a strong and smart military to defend the country. It is not neocon ambitions of empire building and world domination.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

"empire building"? "world domination"? Give it a rest. Tell the truth, editor. You're really Cindy Sheehan, aren't you? Who else would spew such stupid crap?


I won't say your plan stinks, but aren't we now accused of being "occupiers" with far fewer troops? The looney left would go ballistic.

10:53 PM  

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