Thursday, September 13, 2007

Me Look Pretty One Day

The always insightful Dan "The Hammer" Henninger nails MoveOn.org, Democrats, and some of the rest of us in the blogosphere.

Money quote:

MoveOn.org's "General Betray Us" ad in the New York Times made it difficult for any Democrat to breathe fire at Gen. Petraeus. MoveOn.org pre-used all that political capital. A malady endemic to the Web is that much of the Netroots is essentially narcissistic. That ad proved it's more about them than about elected Democrats. The politicians had better figure this out. A marriage of two narcissists often proves difficult.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Randal said...

Could it be the air is going out of Iraq as a hot political issue?

...that well looks drained.


Not if the Despicable Donkeys have anything to say about it. They’ll keep it stirred. They have been on their quest to seize power on the blood of our soldier boys for so long now that they actually want the war to continue until the election. If not for the war what else could they possibly use to posture?

September 13, 2007 at 11:19 AM 
Anonymous Ed said...

What do you think will happen if the Democrats take the White House in the next election and the new President gets into office and finds out that they can't "just bring the troops home"? Will MoveOn.org lay into them?

September 13, 2007 at 12:46 PM 
Anonymous Ed said...

The hearings hurt Dems at the margins of the military debate as well. They've proposed, for instance, pulling U.S. troops back into primarily a "counterterrorism" role. But the hearings let Prof. Petraeus, an acknowledged expert on the subject, deliver a quick tutorial: "To do counterterrorism requires conventional as well as all types of special operations forces, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets." If the goal is to take away sanctuary from al-Qaeda terrorists, Gen. Petraeus said, "that is something that is not just done by counterterrorist forces per se but . . . by conventional forces as well." The ability to make these distinctions may be the reason the surge is producing progress.

Expert testimony from an Expert Witness.

September 13, 2007 at 1:29 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

It's not all Dems, but they are cowed by MoveOn.org.

And if a Dem wins the presidency and doesn't pull the troops out fast enough they'll turn on him or her in a New York second.

September 13, 2007 at 1:37 PM 
Anonymous Randal said...

Sure. Just like not all Islamists are terrorists. But when the non-terrorist ones fail to condemn the terrorist LibDems, er, I mean Islamists, they give them silent approval.

September 14, 2007 at 11:35 AM 
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