Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Slippery Slope of Success

There are two sides to every coin; right and wrong (not Right and Left).

The Washington Post reported yesterday that Democrats' Momentum Is Stalling

Not a single priority on the Democrats' agenda has been enacted, and some in the party are growing nervous that the "do nothing" tag they slapped on Republicans last year could come back to haunt them.

But you wouldn't know it from the Democratic Party's website: First 100 Days A Success
With the Senate recently completing their 100th work day, it's worth taking a look at all they have already done to improve the lives of Americans. Unlike the do-nothing Republican Congress they replaced, Democrats have already pursued a positive agenda and gotten things done.

The Washington Post can hardly be accused of acting overly captiously with respect to the Democrats, so what to make of this?

It should be obvious: Democrats are employing standard political casuistry to present a smokescreen. Their hope is to keep the attention off their lack of legislative progress and on the war in Iraq. If this can be accomplished, then Democrats have a hope to win the White House in 2008. However, many of their arguments on the issues they choose to highlight (such as Iraq) fall apart upon closer inspection.

For example, Democrats have repeatedly denied or downplayed the existence of al Qaeda in Iraq, for the purpose of convincing the American people Iraq is not a part of the War on Terror, and that we should focus on Afghanistan, the 'real' war on terror.

Yet, this belief flies in the face of all the evidence, as I've noted here, and as Ayman al-Zawahir, al Qaeda's number two, stated this week himself.

How do Democrats reconcile the two? Through obfuscation, specious reasoning, and empty rhetoric.

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