Sunday, November 05, 2006

It's all Rovian

Gerard Baker writing in The Austrialian.

There is compelling evidence now that John Kerry is a kind of Manchurian Candidate of Democratic politics.

It seems entirely possible that at some point in his career he was seized by a youthful Karl Rove, brainwashed and programmed to kill off, at crucial moments in American history, the Democratic Party's political prospects.


The party's leaders, such as Nancy Pelosi, who will become Speaker of the house, is among the most left-wing of house Democrats. On economics, the party has abandoned Clintonian pragmatism for naked populism.

The glimpse of Democratic leadership afforded by Kerry's intervention probably came too late to deprive the party of a majority in at least one and possibly both houses of Congress next week. But as Democrats prepare the celebrations, most know their problems are just beginning


Larry Horse 11:09 PM  

That's what I love about Illinoize. You get great insightful discussion and it's all about ILLINOIS POLITICS.

Bill Baar 11:20 PM  

from down under... I thought it was funny Larry...

...and face it, Illinois Democrats will spin this election as referendum on Bush and Iraq if they take the House.

Obama and Durbin are appearing with Duckworth tomorrow at 2PM at,

Diplomat West Banquets
681 W North Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois

You can bet all the talk will be about Bush and National issues.

You aren't going to hear Obama talk about real estate values on the southside.

Bill Baar 11:29 PM  

The reason Democrats elected Duckworth candidate in the 6th was because War is the issue. It's really the only issue...

Here's Pelosi's take on it.

(11-05) 04:00 PST Glenside, Pa. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi warned that a Republican victory Tuesday would prolong the U.S. involvement in Iraq another 10 years, as she embarked on a final push in a campaign that could make her speaker.

In an interview from her Capitol office, Pelosi characterized Tuesday's vote as a referendum on the war, shrugged off President Bush's efforts to make her liberalism a national issue, described the current GOP leadership as a "freak show," and expressed confidence about her party's prospects to pick up the 15 seats it needs for a majority.

"I know where the numbers are in these races, and I know that they are there for the 15; today (it's) 22 to 26," Pelosi said Friday.

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