Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Political Code (Explained)

I once worked on the Democratic campaign of a reformed Republican, who lamented that Dems didn't understand "the code." What code? Where? Huh?

One example of the code: Republicans fight like junkyard dogs during their primaries but embrace the general election candidate with a collective zeal.

Another example: When a Republican sounds like a Dem, s/he's lying, and most Republican voters know it.

Remember Newt Gingrich's "Contract On For America? Republicans all embraced the proposed "moral" duty to do right by citizens through "moral" Republican governing.

We all know how that's turned out.

So, when I read this morning that Democrats have no plans to impeach the president if they win enough house and senate seats this fall, I immediately thought of "the code."

Dems across the country are weeping and wailing that Dems have already caved and have no plans to hold BushCo accountable... through impeachment.

To those who haven't considered the most important perk that accompanies control of the house and/or the senate, I have two code words for you:

"Subpoena power."

And while we're on the subject of "the code," consider this morning's hyped Bush/Blair news conference scheduled for tonight. According to news reports, BLushCo will propose an "Iraq transition" phase, in which the US and GB will begin drawing down troops significantly if all goes well.

The most quoted "code" timeframe this morning: 18 months.

It's May, 2006. In 18 months, it will be November, 2008.

The code.

Get it?

Got it?


So you think you know Delilah?
Judges 16:19--


Anonymous Paul -V- said...

Another peice of code Republicans use:

When a Republican brings up Dred Scott v. Sandford, they are talking about making abortion illegal.

Bush did that during the "debates". (I use quotes around the word debate because our presidential elections don't have real debates, we have hour-long commercials we call debates.)

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