Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I attempt a sports metaphor
The Air Force has had to request an emergency appropriation because they have used up their 2006 budget to transport coffins. Even though George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Don Rumsfeld are all tickled pink over how well the war is going and think they all deserve a vote of confidence, we have used up our budget for bringing dead Americans home in a respectful and honorable manner two months before the year is over. I can't think of any more potent symbol of how badly the war has failed to live up to even our worst expectations. Yet, I'm sure someone will manage to spin this as the fault of liberal Democrats, who are in the minority—if not completely absent—in every branch of the government.

I know most American voters want to believe that their team is the best and that all of the problems of the world are the fault of the other team. But, politics is not sports. In sports, there comes a time when even the most rabid fan must admit that there team is just bad. Why is it so much harder for voters to come to this realization about politics. However well the Republican Party might speak the language of a certain strata of American society, the simple truth is that their policies are killing Americans to no good purpose.

It's time to bench this group of players and send in a different group. Democrats are not the opposite team; they are the bench warmers of America's team and they deserve a chance to save this game before team America is driven from the field in disgrace.

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