Steve Young on the great week for democrats
By Lee Russ
Monday, June 19, 2006 at 05:06 PM
Over at the Huffington Post, writer Steve Young has a great piece titled If the Media Reported on Democrats the Way they Report on Republicans.
It was a great week for the Democrats!
More prison abuse reports under an administration that continues to abuse the Geneva Conventions.
Presidential Spokesperson, Tony Snow, called the 2500 American soldiers who have been killed in Iraq, "a number."
But the Democrats' scored their biggest advantage this week when most of them did not get behind a Republican resolution to support the Bush policy that has resulted in the deaths of 2500 American soldiers as well as the over 100,000 Iraqis who never asked for the policy in the first place.
The politically-motivated vote will likely backfire on Republicans as a large majority of Americans believe that the President's decision to invade Iraq was not worth it. Now the Republicans have gone on record saying that the majority of Americans are wrong.
This was also a week where Republicans re-energized the obvious Karl Rove-supplied talking point, "cut and run," to describe John Murtha and John Kerry. It's still hard to gauge how difficult it will be to defend the fact that both men volunteered for war time duty while so many Republicans led by the likes of Rove, Vice President Dick Cheney and just about every radio talk show host, "cut and ran" when they had a chance to serve in the Armed Forces during wartime, yet seem to have no problem sending someone else's children into harm's way. Add to that the fact that neither Murtha or Kerry actually advocates either "cutting" or "running,"...
And a bunch of other stuff you won't be hearing on any mainstream broadcasts in the next few days, although all the stuff is absolutely T R U E.