“Alea iacta est?” Never mind your Latin, Jonah Goldberg:
The simple fact is that the Democrats have their battle plan. It’s going to be Medi-scare every day in every way for the next 17 months. They are on autopilot. They are committed. Their die is cast. They have crossed their Rubicon. They have no desire to defend Obamacare, high gas prices, high unemployment, and a third Middle East war. They want — no, need — to be on offense because they have so much they cannot defend.
The question now is, “What are Republicans going to do about it?” Are they going to play the role of Pompey, the dissolute leader who didn’t want to fight? Or will they don Caesarian robes and join the battle head-on because they know they have nowhere to retreat? That is the political choice for the GOP: Win or die.
…let’s go with something more American. “It is a good day to die!” – which, by the way, is not as fatalistic as it sounds: the Sioux were always down with the idea that it’d be their opponents who discovered the truth of the notion. They just knew that if you were prepared to die, too, you’d often end up with fewer casualties than your less-motivated opponents. And the Democratic establishment doesn’t have the guts to take the hits, up close, and personal: if they had, they’d have passed a budget next year.
So let’s hit ’em again.
PS: Screw you, ye Online Left: you keep lying that I want to kill Grandma. So I don’t care if you’re getting the vapors over language that is clearly metaphorical.