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Thursday, 21 June 2007
When To Accept Defeat
Topic: Iraq War

When you have lost the Hearts and Minds of the People.

When your plans have proven flawed and futile.

When your strategy results in only dead ends.

It is time to accept Defeat,

Try to salvage what you can

Admit that you were wrong.

For You have LOST.

All that you hold in your hand is


Oh, did you think I was referring to the War in Iraq?

No I am referring to the first 150 days of the Democratic Party's control of Congress which has resulted in

New Gallup data show confidence in Congress at all time low

Just 14% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress.

This 14% Congressional confidence rating is the all-time low for this measure,

which Gallup initiated in 1973. The previous low point for Congress was 18% at several points in the period of time 1991 to 1994.

Congress is now nestled at the bottom of the list of Gallup's annual Confidence in Institutions rankings, along with HMOs. Just 15% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in HMOs. (By way of contrast,

69% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the military.,

which tops the list. More on this at on Thursday).

It’s worth remembering that Congress is basically nothing more than a mechanism for the representation of the people’s wishes. We all can’t go to Washington. So we elect men and women and send them off in our stead. It’s not an optimal situation, it seems to me, when such a low percentage of average Americans have confidence in this system.

Generally speaking, Americans have been skeptical about Congress for decades now. But the current 14% confidence rating for Congress is down from 19% last year and is the lowest in Gallup’s history, surpassing the 18% confidence in Congress measured in 1991, 1993 and 1994.

Americans' are generally in a sour mood, as discussed here. The particularly low rating for Congress this year thus represents a continuation of the existing low esteem in which Congress is held, coupled with a strongly negative mindset on the part of the American public.

Perhaps Runaway Harry Reid should take a page from his own notebook.

He declares defeat every chance he gets.

He denounces our Military leaders as incompetents.

But it seems that the American People trust our Military, and they are losing trust in Congress and the Democratic Party more and more as time goes on and their real agenda emerges.

Recently I got an email with a poll in it.

The Real Democrat Story Survey

One of the question was

"What is your best idea for defeating the Democrats in 2008?"

My responce was they seemed to be doing a great job by themselves and we should just get out of their way.

The deal is that they and the media are trying to convince us, that it is we who demand what they are trying to do and that my friends is a lie.

If you think that you are out of step with what the majority of Americans think, feel and believe?

You Are Not Alone

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