Monday, December 19, 2005

Senator Reid = Wile E. Coyote?

A Power Line reader who once worked with immortal Warner Brothers cartoonist Chuck Jones offers the following interesting analogy, referring to the current cadre of cut-and-run Democrats who think that trashing the President and our military will win them the next few elections:
Having spoken with Chuck about Wile more times than I can count, I can say with great conviction that your suggestion that the Murtha, Dean, Kerry, Boxer et al, position with regards to the GWOT and the war in Iraq, is appropriately analogous to Wile and to his innumerable, ill-considered, and near fatally-flawed plans to catch the Roadrunner—a good many of which resulted in him falling off of a cliff.

Chuck defined Wile in the words of George Santayana who said: "A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim." Assuming that the Dems' aims are to regain control of the House, the Senate and the White House and based upon their seemingly fevered attempts to discredit President Bush by mis-representing the success of the war, advocating for our withdrawal/surrender, and purposefully undermining our efforts/abilities to wage war on an enemy unlike any we have faced before, I think it's fair to say that the Democrats clearly meet Santayana's definition of a fanatic. And since it is Santayana's definition of a fanatic with which Wile's own creator described him, I would conclude that your comparison of our luckless, over-zealous and too-clever-by-half coyote to the leaders of the Democratic party, is not only correct but painfully (for the Dems), astute.
Damn, wish we'd thought of that.

Read the rest of the post here.

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