Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Washington Post endorses asymmetrical political warfare:
From their editorial, The Voters' Message
The Democrats won the House, and, as of this writing, at least narrowed the GOP majority in the Senate, but not because voters necessarily agreed with their program. How many voters, we wonder, could name even one of the Democrats' vaunted "Six for '06" legislative proposals? As they prepare to wield power, Democrats don't have capital from voters; at most, they enjoy a line of credit.Resist the temptation to act as the other side did!
The right way to draw on that will be to resist the partisan temptation to act as the other side did, highhandedly and unilaterally. Instead, Democrats need to reach out to congressional Republicans as well as to Mr. Bush ...
The W Post editorial cabal can go kiss a moving truck...ideally from in front of it. Gee, how might voters find out about the Dems 6 in '06 proposals? From the mainstream media, like the W Post! With its words, the editorial board indicts ITSELF. Frankly, I'm surprised that they could stand to pull themselves away from the busy work of Xeroxing White House press releases long enough to even read a Democratic Party proposal. Actually, they probably didn't bother until AFTER the polls closed.
Yes, because the WaPo was so critical of the GOP when they used these tactics, calling them on everything.
How about they look at a poll on policy now and then? Too much to ask, I know, since they don't even read their own paper.