"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Targeting General Reid to maim the Senate Democrat army

This is not a new tactic in warfare or politics, take out a commanding general to render an army disjointed. It appears that Republicans will be targeting General, sorry Senator Reid the Democratic Majority Leader in the 2010 election. Having few other options for defeating any of the 13 sitting Democrat Senators (plus 3 vacant seats being filled (CO, IL, and NY), the Republicans are exacting a bit of revenge.

After Tom Daschle (SD) was defeated from his majority seat in 2002, the Democrats pursued Republican Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell (KY) in 2008. Mitch was successfully re-elected. There is a little back-and-forth here.

For those interested in a good read on the relationship between War and Politics, I highly recommend John J. Pitney, Jr.'s 'The Art of Political Warfare'. He eloquently draws the parallels in theory and practice of War and Politics through real life examples and figures. He reveals the personalities, thoughts, and sources of influence of some of the U.S.'s predominant political figures.

Enjoy the read! I'm rereading this one over the Holidays.

Signing off...JCB Sphere: Related Content

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