From the Captain's Quarters:Slowly, like a noose tightening around their necks, the leading Democratic candidates are starting to realize something: while the War in Iraq is not popular, a large percentage of American adults realize it was necessary.
How far has General David Petraeus moved the debate on Iraq? His testimony on the surge, and the effects of the surge itself, has made it much more difficult for Democrats to argue for withdrawal and defeat. In fact, at last night's debate, the leading contenders for the Democratic nomination couldn't even commit to a withdrawal.
The constant Democrat pandering to the Huffington Post and TheDailyKOS crowd is not without it's consequences. Come November next year Americans will cast ballots on a President. Many of those voters will vote on the person they feel can defend the country best in a time of war. Looking over the entire Democrat line-up does nothing to inspire those voters who consider national defense a key to their vote.
Regardless of what the Nutroots, the Mainstream Media and the Democratic candidates shovel out onto the news compost, a majority of Americans seem to liken the War in Iraq to cleaning out a hornets' nest in the garage: an unpleasant task, but it has to be done. And forget anyone else coming over to your garage to do it for you.
The Democrat Debate last night provided evidence of the dilemma the Dems have charged into. None now guaranteed a speedy withdrawal. TheDailyKOSsacks must have been spazzing out in suburban basements all across America. The 'Mad Pakistani Bomber', B. Hussein Obama: "I think it's hard to project four years from now," (from Yahoo News.
Perhaps the Democrats paused over this week's Rasmussen Poll which found that only 28% supported the abhorent MoveOn.org ad on "General Betray Us". 58% disapproved. Maybe Congressional Dems might want to rethink their disgusting attempts at turning the Petraeus Report hearings into one long Democrat Party election soundbite.
The Petraeus Report hearings will make an election commercial all right. Just not the one that opportunistic, defeatist Democrat Party pols thought they were getting.
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