Friday, December 07, 2007

What We Already Knew...

You and I know putting Democrats back in control of Congress in 2006 was a huge mistake. Apparently, lots of other people are figuring that out as well. From Rush's web site:

Don Surber: "The War is twice as popular as Congress. Under Democratic leadership, the 110th Congress is the least popular Congress since pollsters began measuring this. Various polls peg the disapproval at various numbers at various times. But one thing doesn’t change: Worst Congress ever. Democratic apologists say that this is because Congress has failed to end the war. Well, that may explain the low marks on the Democratic end. But the 63 votes so far this year on the war obviously are turning off independents and Republicans. Let us review. In November, Gallup pegged the Congressional job approval at 20% with 69% disapproval. In December, Gallup found that 40% of Americans think the Surge is working, 39% say not working. And while 57% now say going into Iraq was a mistake, 41% say it was not a mistake. Apparently 69% say electing this Congress was a mistake. Only 20% apparently believe this Congress was not a mistake. While obviously the questions are slightly different, the pollster is the same: Gallup."

I knew it was a disaster when it happened. Unfortunately, some of our own helped it happen by trying to "teach the Republicans a lesson." But...that's history.

Republicans have a real chance to capitalize on the moronic things the Democrat leadership as done and said. They are already backpedaling on their Iraq position, not because it's the right thing to do, but because to their chagrin we're kicking butt over there and their meme is being proven wrong. Politically, they are up against the wall. It's up to the Republicans to nail them there.

I've believed for a long time that our military - not our political savvy or even our high principles - is going to carry the day for the Republicans. They are going to prove that we were right about the war, that we were right about Iraq being able to govern itself as a democracy, and that the Democrats were dragging them through the mud for their own political gain.