Prague Twin

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


As I predicted, the Democrats have taken the House. If you don't understand why, all you have to do is watch this.


  • It looks like the Senate might go you’re way as well.

    Congratulations to all the people who wanted it to go this way. As I am from the opposite side of the political spectrum of most of the people who post here and have experienced my own recent victories, I truly do know how happy you all must feel.

    That being said, I hope that you will be every bit as critical of the new House & Senate leadership as you were its previous leaders.

    I also hope that the new leadership takes this opportunity to move forward and do the country’s work.

    Again, congrats.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 3:05 PM  

  • Of course your U-tube film suggests that America defeated itself (still premature) by believing it's own spin.

    Do Democrats really believe that the members of their own party in the senate and house didn’t vote to support the war?

    Don’t believe your own spin.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 3:16 PM  

  • arch, from my experience of this circle of bloggers the vigilance will be every bit as rigorous.
    It was broke, and it must be fixed, not just patched to be reused.

    PT, thanks. You guys have taught a foreigner a great deal about the curious US system. I am in your debt.

    By Blogger Cartledge, at 6:20 PM  

  • I was pessimisstic on the Senate last night, but it is looking close-to-very-good now as well.

    By Blogger copy editor, at 7:52 PM  

  • Arch,

    Thank you for the kind words. You can bet your bottom dollar that as Cartledge says, we will continue on our quest to stamp out corruption, no matter what letter is next to the name.

    I think the film suggests that we got into this mess by believing our own spin. But be sure to distinguish the spin. Spin one was the weapons of mass destruction, which nearly everyone believed. But spin two was the "cakewalk/being greeted as liberators spin." This second glass of Kool-Aid was served nearly exclusively by the Republicans.

    This second variety struck me as totally ridiculous from the beginning and I took careful note of the things that Cheney and Wolfowitz were saying in early 2003. I thought they were full of it, and I have been proven correct.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 10:51 AM  

  • Cartledge,

    You are far too kind.

    Copy Editor,

    Looks like it is a win in the Senate as well, but I am still a little confused with the Independents. They count Liberman as a Dem?

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 10:53 AM  

  • PT

    Yes Lieberman will caucus with the Democrats, as he is a proud Democrat in the model of JFK unlike his looser opponent Ned Lament who has nothing in common with the party of JFK.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 4:32 PM  

  • PT

    What do you think of Webb? Certainly if you dont care for Leiberman, you have to hate Webb.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 4:34 PM  

  • Why would I hate Webb? A Republican who saw the light.

    Webb is an honorable man, and I don't have any problem with someone being a Republican. I like Chuck Hagel quite a lot for example.

    What I don't care for in Lieberman is his rubberstamping of Bush's agenda.

    Conversely, Webb said Bush had "committed the greatest strategic blunder in modern memory" with the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    So why would I hate him?

    I don't understand how your mind works sometimes Arch.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 5:52 PM  

  • Oh, and he deseated Allen which is one of the greatest things to come of this whole election.

    Allen, now there is a guy I despise.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 5:54 PM  

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    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 5:54 PM  

  • PT

    The Daily Kos successfully used Lieberman's support for the war in Iraq to paint a horribly inaccurate portrait of the man.

    In reality Lieberman’s voting record reveals a strong Democrat who simply didn’t "rubber stamp" the Bush agenda. What you will find in Webb is someone very much akin to Zell Miller and he will have a much more conservative voting record than will Lieberman.

    I’m glad to know you like Webb. He will be a rising star in the Democrat party and a Democrat I could actually vote for.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 3:32 PM  

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