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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Balloon Juice

John Cole is a former Republican who started to become disillusioned with the Republican party during the Terri Schiavo fiasco and left the Republican party during the Graeme Frost saga (that name not ring a bell? Check out the link). Since then he has become a die-hard Obama supporter and a fun blogger to read, so he's going into the blogroll today under "sell-out".

Anyway, he makes an interesting prediction today:

As the right-wing pundits begin to realize what a horrible drag the Iraq War will be on their 2008 electoral chances, expect the rhetoric to continue to shift from “It was the right thing to do all along” to “Of course it was a mistake, everyone agrees it was a mistake by that idiot Bush, no one has ever argued otherwise, but now that we are there we have to WIN! (ponies ponies ponies!).”
What do you all think of this? Are we going to see a shift in the Republican viewpoint? Of course, John McCain, when asked point blank if the war was a good idea, said "It was a good idea." So his viewpoint is fixed, one would think.


Raised By Republicans said...

Certainly that will be the line taken by Republican challengers to Congressional seats.

Bell Curve said...

You think so? I really have my doubts.

Raised By Republicans said...

I'm already seeing hints of it in my district. My district has a Democratic incumbent who won largely on an anti-war platform. His Republican challenger is already running adds of how she did pro-bono lasic surgery for a local veteran.

Granted, this isn't exactly the line of argument laid out above but it certainly fits.

Dr. Strangelove said...

I think their argument is similar, but a little more subtle. They will say, "The initial intelligence was faulty--an honest mistake made by Democrats and Republicans alike. Our troops did a great job and toppled Saddam Hussein faster than most thought possible, but building the peace has proven a lot harder than we had hoped. There were some errors in execution--for which Rumsfeld and others have been relieved of command--but the deeper problem is that Al-Qaeda has proved itself to be an even more dangerous and ruthless adversary than we feared. We all wish we could snap our fingers and end the war, but we live in the real world and we have to play the hand we are dealt. We must not compound the mistakes of the past by walking away now. Americans should accept nothing less than victory."