I’ll get you, my pretty
I find it curious that conservatives have been eager recently to elaborate on the failings of the Democratic Party particularly with regard to that party’s losses in the special elections this year as it doesn’t seem wise to give their opponents advice on how they can improve their chances of winning the midterm elections next year. It brings to mind the adage attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” In politics, however, it is customary to hammer opponents as a cover for one’s own failings.
Napoleon also reportedly said, “In politics stupidity is not a handicap,” which is applicable to numerous politicians on either side of the aisle.
It’s strange to see conservatives criticize the Democrats for retaining Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader in light of the fact that her removal is likely the last thing conservatives actually want. John Brummett recently wrote that the Republicans score every time by invoking Nancy Pelosi, which is the same strategy they used in previous years in focusing campaigns around Barack Obama. There is no doubt that Republicans all across the nation will be campaigning vigorously next year against the “Wicked Witch of the West” (Pelosi) and her “flying monkeys” (fellow Democrats). I used the above analogy because of the production of The Wizard of Oz at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse.
I suggest a cunning plan next year for Pelosi: Hold on as minority leader until after the primaries and, just when the Republicans get into high gear in campaigns centered on her, she resigns as minority leader, thus causing great anguish among Republicans who might have to face the prospect of having to run on their own merits.
Note: I borrowed the “Wicked Witch” theme from a 2010 Republican campaign ad against Pelosi. ED CHESS Little Rock