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Monday, December 19, 2005

Unintentional Rope-A-Dope

WSJ's blog by James Taranto offers this psycho-babble analysis of the Leftists' unwillingness to offer solutions:

[It] reveals a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem. If they offered their own policy ideas they would be vulnerable to criticism. They would run the risk that their ideas would fail, or would not seem persuasive to others. This is especially difficult for anti-capitalists after the fall of the Soviet Union.

I try not to even attempt to ever get into the heads of people I do not respect. But then Taranto wonders if Bush has been just employing the Ali-strategy of the "rope-a-dope" on the Dems, knowing they'd never completely squelch their dovism when the war turned ugly.

He writes:

In recent weeks Democrats have taken a host of outrageous positions on Iraq: John Kerry* accuses our troops of "terrorizing kids and children." Howard Dean says victory is "just plain wrong." On Friday the House voted 279-109 in favor of a resolution "expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to achieving victory in Iraq," which means that 108 Democrats and socialist Bernie Sanders are now on record opposing victory. (Fifty-nine Dems voted for victory, and 32 of them, along with two Republicans, voted "present.")

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