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November 06, 2009

Pelosi = Foch

Maybe Pelosi is channeling Ferdinand Foch?

...Saturday, the House will take up a 2000 page health care bill that will raise taxes, cut Medicare, and cost more than a trillion dollars. That is the political version of Foch telling his troops to attack in the face of the German machine guns in the bloody fields of the Somme River Valley. It may seem to be politically courageous to the liberal Democratic leadership, but it is political suicide to the 75 or so vulnerable moderates who will face the ire of the voters in a year.
Foch’s tactics during the Great War, as it was called back then, unnecessarily killed thousands of French troops at the Battle of the Somme, leading to his eventual dismissal and an unhappy place in history.
"Unhappy place in history" indeed. 30 years from now I rather expect historians to write fairly dismal accounts of the Obama era, with special emphasis on the seemingly bottomless incompetence and remarkable tone deafness of a congressional leadership that couldn't read a newspaper let alone the mood of the electorate.


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