Democrats are "Spinning Victory Down"
Well, the answer lies somewhere between Liberal Media entities hanging unerringly to the left and the fact that WE CANNOT CRITICIZE or disagree with those who have "STREET CRED."
Think of Cindy Whatsername...the Liberals had a clever formula here: Get someone who has sacrificed something and is unimpeachable due to that fact, and let 'em rip into Bush! And don't you DARE say a contrary word about it! That was actually a brilliant strategy, and Cindy got lots of media attention - that is, until she became completely unhinged and sent most liberals running for cover.
Here is my FAVORITE line concerning Jack Murtha - from Mark Steyn of the Washington Times:
"It's almost acceptable in polite society to disagree with Mr. Murtha, but only if you do so after a big 20-minute tongue bath about "what a fine man" he is."I AM impressed with Murtha's service record and his past positions on Defense issues - for a Democrat especially. But suddenly, the man does an "about-FACE" and we are left shaking our heads - and for good reason! Why, at this critical juncture in our struggle in Iraq, would anyone (especially Murtha, who knows better) call for a "cut and run" by our troops, who are making REAL PROGRESS!?
You owe it to yourself to read Mark Steyn's article - Spinning Victory Down.