8/18/2005

Daily Kos: Iraq is the #1 Issue

GOP politicians echoing the "We don't care" chant that pro-war protesters had the gall to shout in front of Camp Casey. Like it is a surprise! -- law

Iraq is the #1 Issue
by Armando
Wed Aug 17th, 2005 at 22:06:14 CDT

How do I know? Adam Nagourney told me (snark):

A stream of bad news out of Iraq - echoed at home by polls that show growing impatience with the war and rising disapproval of President Bush's Iraq policies - is stirring political concern in Republican circles, party officials said Wednesday. Some said that the perception that the war was faltering was providing a rallying point for dispirited Democrats and could pose problems for Republicans in the Congressional elections next year. Republicans said a convergence of events - including the protests inspired by the mother of a slain American soldier outside Mr. Bush's ranch in Texas, the missed deadline to draft an Iraqi Constitution and the spike in casualties among reservists - was creating what they said could be a significant and lasting shift in public attitude against the war.

A "convergence of events?" That's called reality hitting you in the ass.

And how do you like this typical Republican attitude?

Representative Thomas M. Reynolds of New York, chairman of the Republican Congressional campaign committee, said he believed that the war would fade as an issue by next year and that even if it did not the elections would, as is typically the case, be decided by local issues. "I'm not concerned," Mr. Reynolds said. "Fifteen months away is a long time, and I don't see it. It's going to get back to the important issues of what's going on in the district. When it gets down to candidates, it's what's going on in the street that matters."

You see, our soldiers dying in the Debacle is not important to Republicans. Like we didn't know that already..

Daily Kos: Iraq is the #1 Issue

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