Karl Rove came out tonight to speak to the clavern of the Federalist Society. Rove decided to make an appearance which reaked of "I'm still here, so STFU now." As for what he actually said, well this stands out....
"In America, conservatives are winning the battle of ideas on almost every front"...But losing the war to look at what is happening on the ground.
Look at just today's headlines....
House GOP Leaders Scuttle Budget-Cut Vote
WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders scuttled a vote Thursday on a $51 billion budget-cut package in the face of a revolt by moderate lawmakers over cuts to Medicaid, food stamp and student loan programs
High-Court Nominee Denies Conflicts of Interest
Fight Over Abuse Pits Bush Against Party Allies
Torture Torture Torture...A slumbering giant awakes and it ain't Cheney.
Americans still not down with the Gulag thing
Spending Not Such a Bad Word to Voters
Voters said yes this month to more spending by state governments, dealing a setback to anti-tax forces.
Gee the people don't think like Grover Norquist. Drain the bathtub.
'Intelligent Design' Backers Lose in Pennsylvania
The court verdict in a landmark lawsuit on "intelligent design" is weeks away, but voters in Dover, Pa., delivered their judgment this week by sweeping out eight of nine school board members who decided that ninth-grade science students must be told the concept is an alternative to evolution.
What can you say. People want smart kids.
To the members of the Kansas Board of Education....Beware. You are elected and can be booted.
US House Scraps Plan to Allow Oil Drilling in Alaska Wildlife Refuge
Republican Representative Charles Bass gained the support of 25 lawmakers from his party and convinced the Republican leadership to give up on the provision. Sen. John Kerry said, "George Bush and the Republican leadership in Congress have failed to twist enough arms and intimidate enough moderate Republicans to sneak through Congress the alpha and omega of big oil giveaways -- drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge."
So the oil barrens got away with not raising their hands. They couldn't get enough hands raised by Congress for this dog.
McCain Urges Changes in Bush's Iraq Strategy
McCain said on Thursday the Bush administration must make broad changes in its strategy to confront the insurgency in Iraq, and commit more troops and resources to the effort.
That pesky McCain again. The hawks won't even stay in line anymore.
A Chastened Schwarzenegger Sets New Tone
A chastened Arnold Schwarzenegger took the blame for his election day drubbing and said on Thursday he would heed the voters' message and work closely with Democrats to solve California's problems.
Rove's conservative "ideas" won't start in CA and spread through the land as they hoped.
Wal-Mart Defends 'Happy Holidays' Approach
the company does support the generic greeting, "Happy Holidays," as being more inclusive amid year-end celebrations by numerous faiths. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights criticized the world's largest retailer and called for a boycott over Wal-Mart's approach to Christmas.
So much for Faux News "War on Christmas." Not even Wal-Mart is buying
Victoria's Secret Show Struts Back
The Victoria's Secret fashion show staged an exuberant return on Wednesday evening as the lingerie retailer brought back its sexually-charged runway extravaganza for the first time in two years. The fashion show, a multimillion dollar televised showcase of lacy titillation, was scrapped last year amid a wave of broadcasting modesty....
TV isn't "cowed" as it once was
Study Says There is More Sex on TV
Despite battles over media indecency in recent years, the amount of sexual content on television is higher than ever, according to a study released Wednesday
More evidence TV isn't cowed. What's a culture warrior to do?
Poll: Most Americans Say Bush Not Honest
Most Americans say they aren't impressed by the ethics and honesty of the Bush administration, already under scrutiny for its justifications for an unpopular war in Iraq and its role in the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity.
Perhaps the best gauge of who's winning the battle of ideas...the American people. For the majority of us, "moral values" are still pretty secular. Tough to win the war if you've lost the hearts and minds of the people.
So if Karl thinks this is conservatives winning the battle on every front, Karl is shit deep in the fog of war.