Obama is still somewhat of a mystery to me. On one hand, he believes a whole lot of crazy leftist bullshit. On the other hand, he has a tendency to throw crazy people under the bus (except his grandmother — that was unfair.)
Some conservatives says, "Look, he throws people under the bus." But they forget the vector involved — Obama is a man of the Left. Wouldn't you prefer he toss some of them under the bus in the name of practicality? And as conservatives, we were thrown under the bus so many times by the GOP in the past eight years that we now can tell whether the bus has got snow tires on or not.
So I'm sitting here wondering. McCain wins — we get thrown under the bus. Obama wins — leftists tossed under the bus.
(Don't worry. I'm half-kidding.)
NOTE: Spelling of metis changed to account for the correct gender, as noted by Jim in the comments.
Um, the Dems were elected in 06 to stop the war, and instead they agreed to not to do that, but double-down and fund the surge. Whew! I say we treat them with gratitude.
Not only that, but we need to win first. I think we have a good shot at it, thank God, but you don't turn around after a five or six year war that went way off course, and turn around and gloat after someone helped you out against every instinct they have. You say, "Thanks."
Granted, the Dems as a whole are still fiddling around with the war funding. It's not so cut-and-dried as "the calvary arrived." More like they contributed at a key moment, at a time when it was risky politically for them to do so. So now they're doing some back-tracking to make it up to their constituents.
But of course, we need to win. Then win in Afghanistan. Then do something about Iran (not war, I hope). All while doing something about our energy dependence.
Piece of cake, right? We should have this all straightened out by, oh, 2020.
Man, can't we ever get a break from history?