Bush isn't capable of admitting his policies have failed.Josh Marshall gets it right almost all the time. He's sort of the anti-Bush, if you ask me. He's right about the insipid argument that can still win. Just look at who's been pResident for the last six years. The Dems need to stand up to the wingbats, and keep doing so.
He's like an owner of a business that's slowly going under. He doesn't know how to save the situation. So he won't get more money or resources to fix the business. That's throwing good money after bad. And he won't just liquidate and save what he can, because then he'd have to come to grips with the fact that he's failed. So his policy is denial and slow failure. Here of course the analogy to President Bush is rather precise since he only has to hold out until 2009 when he can give the problem to someone else, just as he did in his past life with other businesses he drove into the ground.
But for the country that's not acceptable. We don't have a policy except for slow burn and denial. And the president's ego isn't enough to ask men and women to die for. We need an actual plan. And the president doesn't have one.
Democrats need to hammer this point again and again and not get tripped up in the president's bully-boy rhetoric. The president has no plan. He wants to stay in Iraq forever. He says for at least three more years. All the Republicans agree they want more of the same.
No one wants that in this country. All the Democrats have to do is get up on the airwaves and say it. Again and again.
Even the side with an insipid argument can take the day if the other side remains unheard.
-- Josh Marshall
Friday, June 23, 2006
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