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Novak Recognizes the Obvious

Posted by Mike on September 7, 2007

Yesterday I tried to put the Baltimore Sun’s glee over She Who Must Not Be Named’s relatively good poll numbers in proper perspective by accusing them of missing the obvious point that the socialist cow is more popular when no one is paying any attention to her. Luckily, not everyone is overlooking this obvious point.

Bob Novak has written a piece in which he recognizes SWMNBN’s skill in turning people off by her mere presence, but with some added historical perspective. Apparently Bob Dole had the same problem in 1996, and he is an honorable person.

. . . [SWMNBN’s] backers trumpet her inevitability as the anointed Democratic candidate lengthening her lead over Obama in national polls, she faces hotly competitive races in early primary states. She is measurably more popular in states where she has not campaigned than in primary states where she has, replicating the condition of Robert J. Dole, the anointed Republican candidate in 1996.

We know how it turned for Dole. It can’t be easy to win an election if people are less inclined to support you the more often they see you. Let’s hope history repeats itself.

H/T: Patterico’s Pontifications

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Bin Laden Rambles On

Posted by Ryan on September 7, 2007

Bin Laden has a new tape where he rambles on and on about all sorts of stuff– kind of like a Mike Gravel speech, but evil.  The loudest voices praising the Democrat victory last November outside the United States were our enemies in Syria, Iraq, Hezbollah, Iran and al Qaeda.  The one thing that sometimes seems to drift from people’s minds is that our enemies actually hate George W. Bush.  For good or for bad, it follows that everytime something bad happens to Bush or his political party they like it, thinking that it is a repudiation of his policies.  And most of the time it is. 

That puts today’s liberals in a funny spot:  actually being cheered on by Osama Bin Laden and scolded if their agenda is not pushed through.  Bin Laden used liberal code-words in his diatribe, like “neoconservative”, which a friend of mine lately said is in itself sometimes used as a non-offensive substitute for “dirty Jew” when the Libs or terrorists use it– no one on the Right actually refers to themselves as neoconservatives (or “neocons”), or hasn’t seriously since 1995; it was a media label on a few people around Bush who they want to demean that had an aggressive approach to foreign policy that included helping Israel and bringing democracy to the Mideast.  Yet, Bin Laden also knocked the Dems for not fulfilling their campaign promise to cut-and-run in Iraq and that the Dems are still funding the troops despite their rhetoric, and for the American people reelecting Bush!  For shame, Libs!  For shame, America!  I suppose Bin Laden would be in the 83% of Americans that give the Democrat Congress a Fair to Poor rating too, if Scott Rasmussen actually gave him a call.  It is pretty clear that Bin Laden gets his talking points from Bush’s domestic enemies.

In the end, if the best Bin Laden can personally do on the sixth anniversary of 9/11 is to rant from his small hideout on the other side of the world, damning us as if he were cursing the sun everytime it came up, then we can’t be doing that bad six years out from the 9/11 tragedy.  It’s tragic that he’s still alive and justice has not be dealt on him, but his pitiful ramblings are a symptom that even though we haven’t got him, life still sucks for him over there.

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