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Pew Poll Gives Republicans A Talking Point

Reported by Deborah - November 25, 2005

One number in a recent Pew Poll gave Republicans something to talk about on FOX today. The big news is 56% polled said that Democracy in Iraq could possibly work which caused Rich Lowry on FNL and Brad Blakeman on Big Story to become intoxicated with confidence. Brad Blakeman's bravado was soon tempered by a brilliant Dennis DiConcini. 11/25/05

Dennis DiConcini and Brad Blakeman were the debate pair on a segment on Big Story wondering if Bush will ever get the credit for Iraq if it does work out. Gregg Jarrett, in for Gibson, brought up the Pew number adding that the media and academia polled did not think that Democracy would work in Iraq.

DiConcini said that it's not working now in Iraq adding that contrary to critics on the right all the American people would like it to work. Calling John Murtha a patriot, he credited him with forcing the Pentagon to make a recent decision to start bringing some troops home within a year. DiConcini graciously added that it takes time before we will know if history will give Bush credit.

Brad Blakeman was filled with unneccessary anger during his response. He immediately jumped on the "liberal media elite" for being out of touch with the American people adding they've been wrong time and time again. Then he made the inevitable Reagan comparison attacking Democrats for not giving him credit for ending the cold war.

DiConcini jumped in objecting to the comparison of Reagan to Bush claiming that Reagan worked to build coalitions with Democrats and went on TV to admit his mistake after the Iran/Contra episode. Blakeman was outraged bellowing, " Bush hasn't made a mistake!"

Then DiConcini finished him off announcing that 32,000 Iraqi's have died so far. Then comparing Bush to his Father, he said that Bush Sr had 500,000 troops in the Gulf compared to 160,000.

comment: Looks like that one Pew number really wasn't enough. In reality when the Pew Poll is examined, the Republicans would be better off ignoring it.

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