Friday, September 29, 2006

Good Cop/ Bad Cop

Ah, now it all makes sense! Here's a hint as to why Republicans are pushing so hard to do away with habeas corpus, allow for torture, and all the rest of those 'emergency measures'.

"Five years after 9/11, the worst attack on the American homeland in our history, Democrats offer nothing but criticism and obstruction and endless second-guessing," Bush said at a Republican fundraiser."

That's going to be the tactic- keep pushing for more restrictive legislation to bait the Democrats into criticizing it, and then nail them as wimps. It's the old good cop/ bad cop routine. Expect a lot of pundits to say things like: "If the terrorists kill you, you won't have any rights! So shut the hell up!" Isn't it amazing, in retrospect, that Reagan came into office with the largest nation on earth as our sworn enemy, pointing thousands of nuclear warheads at us, and he didn't try to do away with any of the civil liberties that are now 'under review'. Meanwhile, we have a hundred guys in a cave in Pakistan vowing to use their box cutters against us, and we're ready to give up the farm.

Anway, here's the generic Republic campaign ad for this November:

"Okay, so we really screwed up in Afghanistan.

And, we really screwed up in Iraq.

And we really screwed up in New Orleans.

And, it's possible that we're total incompetents who are prone to chronyism.

But, if you elect a Democrat, they won't have the sack to torture our enemies.

The G.O.P.- We might be incompetent. But, they're pussies!"

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