Apparently, we are no longer staying the course:
On CBS this morning, White House Counselor Dan Bartlett claimed that the administration has “never” had “a stay-the-course strategy.”
President Bush made the same claim over the weekend. It’s not true. For years, the White House has repeatedly described their Iraq policy as “stay the course.”
Sullivan has the John Stewart clip that clears things all up.
This reminds me of the time that, after years of using the phrase “the War on Terror,” some genius decided the name should be changed to the “Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism.” In case this should worry the propagandists who pose as conservatives inthe right-wing blogosphere, I will make it simple: ‘Stay the course” is no longer viable, and you should hold off until our market research gives us a new ctach phrase (hopefully our guys will come up with something better than GSAVE). However, you can continue to state that anyone who deviates from the administration line is going to ‘cut and run.’ That piece of propaganda is still operative.
In other words, the administration that you have shown blind obeisance to has once again cut your legs out from under you, and your recitation of “stay the course for 4 years” now means nothing. Don’t worry- they know you will vote for them anyway, if for no other reason than the ‘sexual McCarthyism’ of the left.