Sunday, November 18, 2007

Kos v. Rove

By Libby

I think Kos is winning in the battle of wits although I do have a little quibble with this graf.

Democrats, on the other hand, believe government can be a resource for promoting the common good and thus are invested from the beginning in governing competently, efficiently and fairly. Their ideology demands it. And what better way for Democratic candidates to illustrate this contrast than by running against the Republican trifecta—the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court—that governed throughout most of Bush's eight years in office?

I might suggest the better way is to act on their ideology now that they're in power and start actually governing to reflect the will of the people and promote the public good instead of protecting their purse strings and party power. Democrats and Independents aren't so easily fooled by mere rhetoric. We want results.

Meanwhile, Rove gives a pathetic little pep talk to the GOP and advises they run on bigger lies, better fearmongering and to do it "authentically" meaning, I guess, that they should start cultivating a Bushesque 'oh gosh' personality and to pretend to give a flying leap about the poor and the working class.

Meanwhile, I have to say Newsweek's strategy in initiating this faceoff seems to be a good one. I haven't found the publication so interesting in years.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

New lyrics for "Jingle Bells"

No! No! No!
No! No! No!
No! No! No! No! No!
One less magazine to read.
Give me news, not views.

6:12:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey, as infotainment goes, it beats the hell out of CNN.

6:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta love this:

a small area of the Fox News Channel newsroom has evidence of insects believed to be bed bugs

Don't ask. I protect my sources.

10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

THAT is funny.

7:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

between blowing it on immigration in an attempt to get the hispanic vote, preposterous "reachout" atetmpts top get the black vote, putting in place the most expensive legistlation in history to get the elderly vote and invading iraq to get the jewish vote and failing on all counts, I'd say Rove is about the last person anyone shold listen to on campaign matters.

10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It was a pathetic op-ed wasn't it?

12:51:00 PM  

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