"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I think Palin probably does spin. She is a politician of course. The other possibility is that she just doesn't understand the question... ya know those big gotta questions... and is just throwing out words and catch phrases because she has to say something.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
It's mud slinging, swift boating, slandering, libeling, and pandering to the fearful... Politics is dirty, and people outright show disrepect to each other. On top of that, politicians often repeat lies over and over again. You turn on McCain he says Obama says, Obama says no he didn't say that but McCain says, and McCain says he didn't say that. Fact checkers say they are both telling white lies and outright lies. Both sides do that ****, and you even do it yourself on these boards.... lol