One year ago during the Harriet Miers debate the Ingrahams, Noonans, Coulters and NRO gang threw a temper tantrum
Miers was the 101'st most qualified person for the position. This loss had to do with the war and the media.
posted on 11/08/2006 1:42:20 AM PST
No the Miers choice was not the best, but the self-proclaimed intellecutals of the right blew it all out of proportion, giving the dems and the MSM the sense that there was blood in the water. It really destroyed our united front. The NRO and its ilk won the battle but lost the war. Unfortunately the next nominee to the Supreme Court will have to be far more liberal than what Miers was perceived to be by the self-proclaimed keepers of the Reagan flame.
I am a conservative, and by your standards I would qualify as very conservative. However, you have to pick your battles. Unfortunately our side decided to battle with each other. Even in this the NRO crowd acts as if this is good for the Republicans - puts those not in lock step in their place. Unfortunately being in the minority makes it so that nothing we wanted gets done. The GWOT was too important to lose over a temper tantrum by the right.
This loss has to do with the pathetic prosecution of the war in Iraq. The State Dept and Dept. of Defense are so worried about fighting a PC war that they will not let the military fight the war as they have been taught. The results: War drags on, lots of US casualties, people get tired of never decisively winning and finishing the war. The only way to win is to deliver a crushing blow...and we haven't done that to anyone since WWII.
This loss, also, has to do with the lack of strong leadership in Congress by Republicans. And it has to do with Bush's poor communication skills inhibiting him from being able to rally Republican leaders and Republican voters to work for the program. Just look at the list of failures that took place WITH a Republican controlled Congress. Don't get me wrong, I love the Pres...he just can't get the message out effectively.
posted on 11/08/2006 2:57:19 AM PST
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