3. The Bush crew floats a number of pushback strategies, settling on one that becomes the mantra of virtually every Republican surrogate. These Republicans face down poorly prepped Dem surrogates and shred them on cable news shows.
I think this little poke at the sails puts us at number three, though Winslow is right, the rightie noise machine is in full chicken-little gear, we’re all gonna die if the cowboy with no cows doesn’t get his way. Democrats can stand up for principles, for what’s best for security and liberty or roll over like puppies. If we get the puppies scenario, the Right will attack anyway. If they stand their ground and take the Russ Fiengold way, “give me liberty or give me death” in 2006 the majority of Americans, who refuse to live in constant fear, will see the party that stands for principle.
“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”