Friday, April 13, 2007

Liberal Sanity Watch

It never goes away--the political tension between the art of the possible and impossible dreams of what would be ideal.

Ideally we all want to take George Bush by the scruff of the neck and shake some sense into him about Iraq. Politically no amount of Congressional shaking and baking on the troop-funding bill will survive his veto power.

Sen. Carl Levin knows that and says so, but he’s not running for President. Barack Obama says so and the Daily Kos calls it “ridiculous” and accuses him of surrendering to Bush.

That puts ardent liberals in line with Fox News who, according to Crooks and Liars, has pictured Obama with the quote, “wants to play chicken with our troops,” leaving out his first four words, “I think that nobody...”

Someone should explain to John Edwards and his admirers that ignoring political reality gave us George Bush in the first place. They may want to take another look at the 2000 numbers for Ralph Nader.

Another Presidential candidate Bill Richardson is on the right track when he suggests that Democrats concentrate on rescinding the 2002 authorization of the war.

Mouthing off may be cathartic, but it won’t stop the bloodshed in Iraq any more than wishing on a star or praying.

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