For the neocons judgment day is coming

Human Events
by Pat Buchanan

08/18/06

"The Democrats are determined to make the election of 2006 a referendum on Bush and the war in Iraq. And, as of now, that is how history will likely record it. But beneath the surface of the national election, a different plebiscite is being held, within the conservative movement, on the ideology George Bush imposed on Ronald Reagan's party. ... Wherever 'conservatives' stand -- whether Old Right or neocon, supply-sider or deficit hawk, America First or global democrat, Big Government or small government -- the returns of Bush's policies are largely in and the outcome unlikely to change. And this is why Bush and the GOP are in trouble, and neoconservatism is in the dock...

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=16555



Scare them back

Slate
by John Dickerson

08/18/06

Of course Republicans are trying to scare voters into voting for them. Why shouldn't they? As a policy matter, asking which party will keep us from being killed by jihadists in a plane or at a shopping mall seems a pretty fundamental question in any national election. As a political tactic, how could the GOP resist? Scaring voters has worked in past elections .... The Democrats should embrace fear-mongering more passionately. They should embrace the tradition of the 'missile gap' -- the idea that the United States dangerously trailed the Soviet Union in missile firepower -- that in the late 1950s helped young Sen. John Kennedy attack then-President Dwight Eisenhower. This would be good politics, and it would stir a good and currently muffled policy debate...

http://www.slate.com/id/2148033


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