Wednesday, January 10, 2007

How soon they forget

Remember when members of the Republic Party marched in lock-step? (Those were the days when Karl Rove & Co. were predicting a permanent Republic majority.) Nothing like losing an election and being led by a lame duck (especially one who's heading for the edge of the cliff) to change people's minds.

The NYT reports that at least 10 Republic senators will vote in favor of the Democrats' resolution against surging. The measure will be symbolic, but as Napoleon said, "The moral [what we would call psychological] is to the physical as three to one." The times, they are a changin'.

(For any who may be wondering about references to the Republic Party, I got the idea from a wonderful piece by Charles Baxter, in Sunday's Times. I've noted in the past that Republics have slurred the Democratic Party for decades by calling it the Democrat Party. Baxter says we Democrats should follow their example, an idea that I have espoused in the past but never carried through on. Now I'm going to do it, and I urge you to do the same. Let's start a trend.)

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