Jun 13 2007

Reid Admits Dems Lied To Their Base

Published by at 7:26 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions,Iraq

It is amazing to watch reality slowly wake up those lost in mindless obsession. We can see it happening now on the left with the Democrats tanking in approval ratings as their base, as predicted, discover their impotence and find their dreams will not be coming true. Harry Reid has responded to this situation by acknowledging to their base that the dems were actually in no position to end the war as they promised so many times to so many people (which was a deliberate exaggeration on the Dems part – if not a lie).

Reid said however that Democrats, saddled with a thin majority in Congress, had raised unrealistic expectations about their ability to end the war, among supporters who powered their takeover of Congress last year.

“We set the bar too high,” he said, noting that under Senate rules, Democrats needed 60 votes in the 100 seat chamber to thwart Republican blocking tactics.

Why this is a shattering realization to the left is beyond me. And Bush’s response was no surprise either. He has to muscle through in Iraq or the country will be in trouble. But what Reid plans next is just idiotic, which is probably why his approval ratings are about twice in the tank as the Dems. I believe Reid is sitting at 19% while the Dem Congress is at 27%. He is nearly half as popular as the unpopular Congress. So what is his plan? More nothingness:

“On Iraq, we’re going to hold the president’s feet to the fire,” said Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, saying debate would start in two weeks time.

Less than a month after bowing to Bush’s demands and approving a 100 billion dollar war budget, Democratic leaders pledged a new challenge to the White House on withdrawal timelines, troop readiness and curtailing the president’s authority to continue the fight.

Wow, is that a move of desparation or what? Nothing has changed politically, and the surge is just starting. The only thing Reid can do is give more theatre to the left, who is not going to buy it, and send more bad signals to our enemies, who will use it to recruit more insurgents. Reid is kidding himself if he thinks more surrender speeches are going to bring back those magic moments when the Dems basked in the glow of taking over Congress. The dems will be derided day-in and day-out as the left recount the misery of losing to Bush. They will only be reminded of the lies and exaggerations.

If the tactic would not insight our enemies I would be all for Reid throwing salt in the wounds of his base. But I care less about Reid and the Dems than I do about our folks on the front lines. Senator Surrrender – I strongly recommend you rethink this strategy of yours. If your calender is so full it cannot finish immigration reform, why waste it reminding your base what dysmal failures the dems were on Iraq? And why give recruiting propaganda to our enemies?

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Reid Admits Dems Lied To Their Base”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    From what I have read elsewhere, he his playing with the hope that the surge is less than a success and hopes to peel enough from the right of center to pass his measure, even if he has to introduce it multiple times.

  2. kathie says:

    With Iran backing Hamas in Gaza, Hezabollah in Lebanon, Sadr and Shea’s in Iraq, Syria involved with Iran every where, why would the Dems think it is smart to leave the area? I quess if we tell Israel you are on your own, and then let the Sunni’s and Shea fight it out that will end one problem. Forget about oil!

  3. Retired Spook says:

    I quess if we tell Israel you are on your own, and then let the Sunni’s and Shea fight it out that will end one problem.

    That it might, Kathie, but think of all the other problems that would create. The only upside to that scenario is that a whole lot of Islamofascists would end up at room temperature. BTW, I know you’re only speculating, not advocating — I’m just sayin’. It really is a @$*#%^&! mess over there, and no matter what we do, it’s not going to get appreciably better any time soon.

  4. kathie says:

    Retired…….I was being sarcastic. I’m thinking that the dems have no end game, perspective, and no facts concerning the consequences of leaving the area. They can’t care about little democratic Israel, or oil prices, or human life, or fulfilling a commitment, or a nuclear bomb in Iran’s hands. I guess I would have to ask the Dems: What are you thinking?

  5. Retired Spook says:

    I guess I would have to ask the Dems: What are you thinking?

    Well now, that’s an easy one. They’re thinking how can we manipulate the situation for maximum political gain, and blame anything bad on Bush. As my 12-year-old granddaughter likes to say, “well, duh!”

    BTW, I knew you were being sarcastic. Donks and sarcasm go together like peanut butter and jelly.

  6. Retired Spook says:

    That last part didn’t come out exactly right. What I meant was, when analyzing the machinations of Democrats, it’s hard not to engage in a little sarcasm.

  7. thecentercannothold says:

    Retired Spook

    Your disdain for Arab lives shown in your first comment is why America is hated throughout the region and why the occupation can never succeed–there will never be enough Iraqis sympathetic to
    Arabophobic, Israel-loving (it’s not a democracy, incidentially, but an imperialist outpost oppressing Palestinian natives) America to form a stable city government, much less a pro-American national government.

    The Iraqis know we are there for oil, Israel and Empire. And will fight
    until we are vanquished.

  8. Retired Spook says:

    The Iraqis know we are there for oil, Israel and Empire. And will fight until we are vanquished

    Yeah, Ken, whatever.

  9. thecentercannothold says:

    Iwasn’tbeing sarcastic, incidentially,not even hyperbolic.