Skip to comments.Democrats 'Stuck on Stupid'
Posted on 09/23/2005 5:02:52 AM PDT by WmCraven_Wk
"I believe General Russel Honore's classic admonition to reporters, "Don't get stuck on stupid," was one of the best lines so far of the new millennium. Part of its enduring value is its uncanny applicability to politics these days."
"Indeed, the real challenge for Democrats, politically, is whether they'll be able to unstick themselves from stupid as we approach the 2008 elections not to mention 2006. Are they capable of thinking clearly again? Can they offer alternative solutions to the nation's problems, beyond carping at President Bush who won't be running and tearing down Republican ideas?
One great irony is that Hillary Clinton figured this out a long time ago. She realized that she needed to rise above this pettiness and demonstrate an appreciation for the global evil we face in the War on Terror, among other things.
But just when she had almost succeeded at extricating herself opportunistically from the Democrat "stupid" quagmire, she was jerked right back into it by the formidably powerful crazies that dominate the party today. Hillary just got trounced in an unofficial poll among the far-left kooks hundreds of thousands of them and she's understandably nervous. Properly chastened, she's started hurling obligatory invectives at President Bush again.
If Republicans weren't stuck on stupid as well in an entirely different way they would have nothing to fear from Democrats in 2008, notwithstanding the enormity of the problems we now face, foreign and domestic. But Republicans just don't seem to know how to be consistently true to the principles they champion. Though a majority of the country probably leans conservative, the GOP is still scared to death to govern that way."
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Great assessment. Good advice for the president:
President Bush should ignore the polls and the conventional wisdom that he has lost too much political capital to implement his agenda. He must abandon all fantasies of placating the implacable Left. He should appoint a conspicuously conservative originalist, like Janice Rogers Brown, to replace Justice O'Connor, then proceed to make his income tax cuts permanent, eliminate the estate tax, reform Social Security, reform immigration, cut pork and continue building up Iraqi forces and let the other guys stick on stupid.
IOW, President Bush should keep on keeping on.
The MSM is in a quagmire of stupid.
Brer W will out fox Brer Democrat Brer Media and their evil little brother Brer Moveon.org on this one as he has so often before.
We are four years and 10 months from the original "stuck on stupid" birthday....the one where the liberals believe GWB was appointed, not elected in the 2000 election, that "he is not their President", so any and everything he does is demeaned, discounted and discarded.
Thanks for posting.
Mr. Limbaugh has hit a home run with this powerful (IMHO) essay.
The good news: Too many MSM lackeys (shills, whatever) and their "Progressive" Democrat and Republican "Leaders" are stuck on stupid.
The really good news: We the People know it!
Many thanks to LTGEN Honore for providing us a short, succint and very meaningful phrase that we can and must use in waging war on the LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist Bastards who are intent on destroying America!
Well said my FRiend! Well said indeed!
This is a most excellent essay!
Can't understand why it has not seen much activity.