Karl Rove's Master Piece
Am I the only one who thinks it's slightly curious that the very open and vocal attacks against the military and Bush via the Soros DNC bought machine started rolling in after the polling data that showed American support for the war in Iraq was at an all time low? I have seen the Rove counter discussed but not the Dem first political initiative:
Zogby Iraq Poll
I won't get too deeply into the poll data on this post (but will on another), here are the important polling numbers on Iraq when considering the Dem stategy per Zogby 6/22/05:
Rate Bush on Iraq: 39% Favorable - 61% Unfavorable
Iraq Worth It: 49% Favorable - 50% Unfavorable
Favor or Oppose Iraq War: 39% Favor (that's a strange word given the question) - 59% Oppose
The Favor vs. Oppose question is where I'm going with the DNC strategy. During the election period in Nov 2004 it was 48% Favor to 46% Oppose. A slight majority favored being in Iraq. Now per Zogy 20% more Americans Oppose the war verses Favor it. I think that the question should be changed to "Support" vs. "Oppose" but like I said that comes in another post.
You can see the DNC strategy team led by Howard Dean salivating at that data and saying, "now is the time to attack the Bush strong suit, protection of America"! One can only imagine the joy in the eyes of the DNC strategy team when they saw the polling data show the 20% swing in support for Iraq. They must have "really" believed that they had an opportunity to deal Bush and the RNC a fatal blow if they spoke out and got the negative Vietnam quagmire analogy rolling. Much too enticing to believe the unbelievable, that they could win the security issues. Like moths to the flame...........
So that is just what they did by feeding the MSM that speaking point in speech after speech by DNC leaders. The whole Dean "White Christian" hate speak was an intentional decoy while the hard core machine got ready to attack the Bush "Alpha" strength, protection of America and the military strategy in play. They thought they had the opening to go where no democrat could image they could go, take away the "Security" issue from Bush.
The strategy called for the democratic enforcer (in hockey terms the goon) Dick Durbin to walk onto the floor of the Senate and really get the momentum rolling after the Gitmo Newsweek and Amnesty International falsehoods put the question in front of the public. However a strange thing happened after Durbin's Nazi, Gulag, and Pol Pot speech and trip on the carpet, that being the rejection of his "hate speak" by the American people. They rejected it and called for Durbin to apologize. They said that Gitmo should stay open by a "HUGE" margin even though Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Durbin, Pelosi, Reid, and Michael Moore are calling for the freedom of terrorist that want to kill Americans in the worst way. It was lined up with precision and with a real purpose to drive down the Bush Security rating.
Well, then came the Rove counter, and what a counter it was. They will be talking about this for years in Poli-Sci Government classes for some time, I think. I can see Rove watching the Dems talking up and executing their strategy, and just smiling broadly. Waiting, waiting, and waiting, until it was time to "define" them for what they are and to do so when they came out and clearly positioned themselves in the position of question. As they promoted that Nazi, Gulag, Pol Pot, position and offered it up in clear view, standing united and clearly in the public eye, they defined who they were as a party for everyone to see. And we all saw it clearly.......................
Then Rove said something simple in his speech, and offered up historically recorded facts about the DNC organization (MoveOn) that he was directing the comment towards:
"Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. Conservatives, he said, saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war. He added that the Democratic Party made the mistake of calling for "moderation and restraint" after the terrorist attacks. Rove also denounced Sen. Dick Durbin's comments comparing interrogation at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to the methods of Nazis and other repressive regimes. He said the statements have been broadcast throughout the Middle East, putting U.S. troops in greater danger. The Illinois Democrat has since apologized for the remarks.
"No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals," Rove said.That is an absolutely correct statement Mr. Rove, no more needs to be said about motives.
52% of Americans agree with you on this point, and you have put the spot light on the DNC while they screamed that position on how they would protecting this country if they were in charge. Not reassuring in the least..................
Good news from Iraq and why the DNC move is doomed to fail and another step closer to permanent status as a minority party:
How Well Is Iraq Going: 50% Well - 46% Not Well
Keep Troops In Iraq: 50% Yes - 46% No
Is Iraq Vietnam II: 47% No - 35% Yes
Now you know why Rove was smiling while the democrats took just enough rope to hang themselves and expose their true convictions as anti-military and anti-America. They truly hate a Country that defines itself as moderate to right of moderate in its beliefs and values. ..............................