Monday, November 06, 2006

What It's About Tomorrow

Two of my favorite columnists select eerily similar constructions to highlight why the Republicans are forecast to take one in the teeth tomorrow.

Leonard Pitts, in an open letter warning the Dems not to get complacent about their intrinsic wonderfulness if they win tomorrow:
If you win, it's because of Mark Foley and Terri Schiavo and Randy ''Duke'' Cunningham and Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush and Jack Abramoff and Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter and Dick Cheney and Hurricane Katrina and 2,800 dead soldiers and because, as my mom used to say, enough is enough and too much stinks.
And Molly Ivins:
May I remind you what this election is about? Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, unprecedented presidential powers, unmatched incompetence, unparalleled corruption, unwarranted eavesdropping, Katrina, Enron, Halliburton, global warming, Dick Cheney's secret energy task force, record oil company profits, $3 gasoline, FEMA, the Supreme Court, Diebold, Florida in 2000, Ohio in 2004, Terri Schiavo, stem cell research, golden parachutes, shrunken pensions, unavailable and expensive healthcare, habeas corpus, no weapons of mass destruction, sacrificed soldiers and Iraqi civilians, wasted billions, Taliban resurgence, expiration of the assault weapons ban, North Korea, Iran, intelligent design, Swift boat hit squads, and on and on.
There's a lot at stake at the national level, and here in Wisconsin we've a chance to drive home the same point on a scale that's no less important for being local. (Remember, the prohibit-gay-marriage abomination is on the back of the ballot! If you don't flip it over, you miss your chance to play Smack The Bigot!)

11:51 CST: Updated to add the following, from a Steve Young item on The Huffington Post:

No WMD, Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Cheney,Katrina, Brownie doin' a heckuva job, insulting Medals of Freedom, Paul Wolfowitz, Tony Snow, 655,000 dead, 2900 dead American soldiers, war as "comma"; a "nanosecond," Dubai Ports, Big Oil energy policy, pharmaceutical lobby writing pharmaceutical legislation, outing a CIA Agent, cutting veterans' benefits, sending our the troops into harm's way under-equipped, losing billion$ meant to rebuild Iraq, sending unqualified bureaucrats to Iraq ONLY because they were Republican, losing hundreds of thousands of weapons in Iraq, which will be used against us, sending other family's children into war, but not their own, not taking the advice of generals, but blamed them for the problems in Iraq, courting the religious right, then flipping them off, borrowing trillions from our children's future, calling the Geneva Conventions "quaint," ignoring a series of secret war games in 1999 that anticipated an invasion of Iraq would require 400,000 troops, and even then chaos might ensue, Terri Schiavo, Bob Ney, Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham, Jack Abramowitz, Mark Foley, blah-blah-blah AND "Mission Accomplished."


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