Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bush Up 40 to Zero Over Democrats on Iraq

Congressional Democrats are confronting some demoralizing arithmetic on Iraq according to The Politico.
The numbers tell a story of political and substantive paralysis more starkly than most members are willing to acknowledge publicly, or perhaps even to themselves.

Since taking the majority, they have forced 40 votes on bills limiting President Bush’s war policy.

Not a single one has passed both chambers, even though both are run by Democrats.

Indeed, the only war legislation passed during this Congress has been to give the president exactly what he wants, and exactly what he has had for the past five years: more money, with no limitations.
“Republicans (including the president) have made real progress in swaying opinion to their side, while 10 months of Democratic efforts have failed to persuade citizens that the war continues to be a disaster,” according to Charles Franklin, a University of Wisconsin political scientist who analyzed public opinion on the nonpartisan Pollster.com.

The Politico adds that repeated predictions that GOP support was on the verge of collapsing never materialized, and Republican support for the war is probably stronger today than when Democrats took power.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Hollywood Insurgency Fails at Box Office

Liberals and Democrats, reinforced by their supporters in the mainstream media, would have the American public believe that there is widespread dissatisfaction with the current direction of the nation.

However, when put to the real-life test, Congressional Democrats have yet do anything of substance to change the direction of the country, including enforcing the mandate that they claim gave them the Congressional majority.

It comes as no surprise then that liberals in Hollywood, who have also severely misjudged the mood of the country, are also suffering the same kinds of setbacks.

AFP reports that almost without exception, however, the current crop of anti-war, anti-government movies have struggled to turn a profit at the box-office and in many cases have received a mauling from unimpressed critics as well.

The message is clear: just as Americans didn't give Democrats a mandate for sweeping change, Americans don't want to be preached to about patriotism by liberal-types who would never join the military to defend the country, yet want to make a profit off of criticizing the country using the freedoms provided by true patriots.

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