Stockholm Syndrome

After losing seats in the 2002 mid-term elections, Democrats adopted a scorched-earth strategy of opposing Bush and Republicans on everything.  After losing seats in the 2006 mid-term elections, liberal Republicans appear ready to do a similar thing – oppose Bush and join with the Democrats.

Amazing.  A new AP-Ipsos poll shows the Democrat Congress’ approval ratings as low as Bush – and that’s with the survey oversampling Democrats!  After the elections, the DCCC Chair admitted to recruiting conservative Democrats who ran to the right of the Republicans on spending and winning in Iraq. 

Yet somehow Washington Republicans think acting like Washington Democrats will win in 2008.  One has to wonder: when Republicans are in Washington too long, do they start to believe the things said about them by the New York Times and Washington Post?

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