Creative Destruction

June 14, 2006

Secret Republican Strategy #274

Filed under: Current Events,Politics — Robert @ 7:57 pm

The war's unpopularity may well help Republicans in their bid to retain control of Congress, in at least some districts.

From early examples, the war's bad PR is driving moderate Republicans into Democratic primaries – which they win. After these defectors capture the moderate and conservative Democrats, Republicans will generally oppose them with a someone more conservative in the general election. The left will sit the election out; conservatives can be motivated to GOTV. There are more conservatives and right-centrists than there are left-centrists. (And even if the Republicans lose a close one or two, the guy who wins is still basically a Republican!)

I suspect we'll be seeing a fair number of elections skewed oddly by war politics.

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10 Comments »

  1. Your URL is borked with an extra dot at the end.

    Comment by Daran — June 14, 2006 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  2. Fixed, thanks!

    (I blame liberal Democrat infiltrators.)

    Comment by bobhayes — June 14, 2006 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

  3. Sounds like most Oklahoma Democratic leaders. Heh.

    I think you are rationalizing a tad. Sure, some of these turncoat candidates are mere opoprtunists. But I think most have seen the light and realize that history will not be kind to those who fought for the NeoCon/Bush Junta.

    Comment by SoonerThought — June 14, 2006 @ 10:03 pm | Reply

  4. I am a liberal democrat(ic) infiltrator, didn't you know?

    Comment by Daran — June 14, 2006 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

  5. Uh oh! Get him!

    Comment by bobhayes — June 14, 2006 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

  6. Uh oh! Get him!

    Strike at the belly of the crocodile first, and kill the italics.

    …(maybe that wasn’t italics, but, close enough)

    Comment by Tuomas — June 14, 2006 @ 10:45 pm | Reply

  7. They were italics. Perhaps instead of killing them, he could limit them to "am" which was my original intent.

    [Ed. –  Done. That will be $10, please.]

    Comment by Daran — June 15, 2006 @ 4:13 am | Reply

  8. Actually, the “belly of the crocodile” and “italics (close to “Italy”, as a word) were admittedly quite (or very) obscure joke/reference to WW2 and the Allied tactic of attacking Germany via Italy.

    History geekery…

    Comment by Tuomas — June 15, 2006 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  9. [Ed. – Done. That will be $10, please.]

    Exactly the amount I was going to charge you for fixing your borked link.

    Comment by Daran — June 15, 2006 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

  10. You diagnosed it; *I* fixed it.

    Freeloading liberals…

    Comment by bobhayes — June 15, 2006 @ 8:39 pm | Reply


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