Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Not a Good Idea

I thought I’d let all the big dogs chew up Adam Nagourney’s article suggesting that the Democrats let the Republicans win the mid-terms and therefore stew in their own screw-ups without having the Democrats to beat up for two years of trying to pull the fat out of the fire.

My problem with that is that if the Republicans maintain control of the House and Senate for another two years, we will have passed over the event horizon and gotten sucked into the black hole of civil liberty abuse, uncontrolled spending, pissed away money and lives in Iraq, annoyed allies, emboldened adversaries, and Dog knows what else so that by the time the Democrats regain a modicum of control in either Congress or the White House, it will be too late. A balanced budget, peace, and trust in our elected officials will be a sweet dream of a time long passed.

After winning in the mid-terms in 2006, the Democrats’ approach to 2008 and their promises to putting things right should be to paraphrase a line from Scent of a Woman: We’re just gettin’ warmed up.