An angry letter objected to a Wall Street Journal column in which I urged Republicans to fight for positive reforms rather than making doomed gestures with no chance of success. “It’s a good thing Michael Medved wasn’t advising General Eisenhower on D-Day, or he would have called off the attack,” one woman from Florida wrote.
Actually, the Normandy Landings involved 156,000 Allied troops against only 10,000 Nazi defenders. Had the numbers been more evenly matched, or if Germans out-numbered the Allies, Ike would have delayed or aborted a suicidal mission.
Republicans would need 67 Senate votes to defund Obamacare after the president’s veto, so there’s no reason to pursue assured failure.
General Patton said, “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”