Defeat Is Victory In California

From the S.F. Chronicle:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's aides argued Wednesday that the crushing defeat of the governor's measures at the polls meant California voters had rejected the need for the special election -- not his calls for reform.
Apparently, for Republicans at least, whole sale repudiation of an agenda is not really a defeat. And for reference here some other favorite quotes that spin sunshine from gloom:
The [Iraqi] insurgency is losing steam.

US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, Nov. 6th, 2005 (and VP Dick Cheney, in June 2005, etc., etc., etc...)
Sec. of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld has contradicted this notion on many occasions. Here's just one.
"President Bush ran forthrightly on a clear agenda for this nation's future and the nation responded by giving him a mandate."

Vice President Cheney after the 2004 election
This one is always the best because then you get to point out that Bush's popular vote margin was the smallest in almost 3 decades. Some mandate!


Ignorance is Strength
War is Peace
Defeat is Victory.

Paging Mr. Orwell!
Up is down...
Dogs and cats, living together...
Mass hysteria!

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