Originally Posted by jimmac
You'd rather have the same old republican rule we've had for the last 6 years and later on Bush's sucessor?
yes, I know its harsh for the world, but we'd be better off if this era went down as being the result of 1 party and 1 state of mind.
Sorry to bring the Nazi's up again, but imagine if Hitlers military defeat had been swift shortly after he had started the war.
For all the evil he did and caused - the fact that it ran to its conclusion of being utterly destroyed has been better in the long run than if he had been swiftly defeated.
It was only when the Germans saw and knew the full horror of what they had supported and what had been done in their name, that there was a radical change of psyche amongst the german people.
If Hitler's war had been over in a week, they would not have learned the lesson - and you could be sure that they would have regrouped, reformed, learned from their tactical mistakes and come back twice as hard a decade later. And we might have been fighting a war until 1980, which caused a magnitude more damage and death than WW2.
The same of the Republicans. They are not destroyed yet. If we beat them now, the GOP will not have learned the lessons. They will be down, but there will be no change of psyche amongst the supporters. At the moment its all still someone elses fault but their own. They will regroup, reform and they will come back at us with the knowledge of why they had a setback - and it wont happen again, and it will be a magnitude more damaging next time around than it is now. They really need to see, whatever the horrors of 'more of the same', that this is
their fault - of their own making.
If however they are allowed to win this vote - and if they follow through with 4 or 8 more years of rule as they are doing, you can be sure that they will become so extreme and Iraq will be such a failure that people are going to change. There will be people on the streets begging for them to go. And it will be a lesson that isn't going to be forgotten for many generations to come.
If however the Dems win tomorrow, come the next election - the reason why were failing in Iraq is going to be because the GOPs hands were tried and crippled because of their lack of power. We know this fuckup is solely to blame on 1 administration, but come the election, spin and FUD will be set in full motion and the ignoramus 'wont be so sure'
A wise person once said "IF you strike me down now, I will come back more powerful than you can imagine". Its true, if you strike someone down they come back - if you allow them to destroy themselves, they're permanently out.