I've taken a break from blogging for a few days. here's what I came up with.
- from day one has been to make 'the left' fight, tooth and nail, for every bit of social progress made by this civilization in the last 200 years or so, while similarly inflaming the passions of the Muslim world against the US and creating many enemies where few existed. The former has been to keep us individually occupied against the assault on our individual values*, the latter has served to enrage those who were content to dislike us - through outrages on their dignity**.
* Warrentless wiretapping, indefinite detention, ANWR drilling, roadbuilding in wilderness areas, closed door energy policy meetings, Harriet Miers, Jeff Gannon, library records, Florida, Ohio, torture, Halliburton, Enron,
** Abu Ghiraib, Fallujah, Dismantling the Army, Putting Young Republicans in charge of stuff, basing the occupation from Saddams Palaces, inviting 60,000 'contractors' into the fray,
So, we've all been a little distracted, but the November vote showed that the system isn't totally screwed up. I watched Nancy Pelosi's opening remarks, and heard great words from my elected representatives.
But here's the thing. The current strategy is no different.
Since the election, Bush has decided to add 20,000 more troops and to ignore the ISG.
In order to cause a 'fight' in the press with the Congress, who are ganging up to be vewy vewy mean to him.
They congress also suddenly has to interview and confirm an unlikely number of new officials. Gee, that also might cause a 'fight'.. And the White House recently declared that executive privilege extends to the White House Secret Service logs AND anything in the US Mail. That also might cause a 'fight'.
Keep us all busy, do as they will, let the courts decide, lather, rinse, repeat.
Which leads me to my closing thoughts.
1) The US Chamber of Commerce is dangerous, and might actually be evil (in a comic book sense).
2) Michele Malkin is the perfect TV personality. Who better to make our case for us?
3) Tucker Carlson (my previous choice for #2) is a bigger toolbag than i could have ever begun to imagine. Even Borat isn't Borat sometimes.