Remember the pathos? The families of "hard-working" (sic) non-essential government employees going without Turkeys because of "The Gingrich who stole Christmas" by shutting down the Federal Government -- never mind that it was Bill Clinton who vetoed the appropriation bill passed by the new GOP-majorities in Congress. The lacrymose network TV news feature on the poor sleigh ride operator at Yellowstone whose business was being ruined by those heartless Republicans.
Well, compare that coverage with the headlines produced by Democrats in the House of Representatives voting to cut off funding for our Troops in Iraq. The Chicago Sun-Times was typical, "HOUSE OK'S TROOP PULLOUT IN '08." How nice of the House, I'm sure the troops will be relieved, aren't you?
Where are the stories of how this will affect our valiant warriors in the field? Will the TV Network Newscasts run pitiful stories about our boys running out of ammo or rations, or about how do our Soldiers and Marines on the front lines against the Jihadists feel about the Congress trying to cut off funding for their fight?
Couldn't the headlines as easily read, "HOUSE VOTES FOR RETREAT BY '08," or "HOUSE VOTES TO CUT OFF TROOP FUNDING NEXT YEAR"? Fat chance of that happening. Our Liberal opinion-making elites are so persuaded of the inevitability of American defeat that to them Democrat defeatism seems unremarkable.