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"Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will." -- Antonio Gramsci "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." -- John Kenneth Galbraith "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
A Wall Street Journal story reminds us why the Petraeus/Crocker show doesn't really amount to much as far as the Dems are concerned. They continue to lack the votes needed to effect change -- this despite the fact polls consistently show that the public wants out of Iraq. In part, we can blame the Senate structure -- with Wyoming getting equal representation as New York or California -- for why we're stuck with this predicament.
A sign of the partitioning to come in Iraq? Some feel it's inevitable.
A study shows liberals and conservatives think differently -- how shocking! The study concludes "conservatives tend to be more structured and persistent in their judgments whereas liberals are more open to new experiences." Translation: conservatives stick to their beliefs no matter how much the facts prove otherwise (Iraq, cutting taxes, global warming, etc.). Liberals go with the facts and are more willing to change their position based on new evidence. Hmm, I wonder which sounds better....
Oh, and expect to read more quotes like this one, from political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg regarding the Senate: "a Democratic gain of five to seven seats (is) a serious possibility next year."