Now, in the face of increasing violence in Iraq and eroding public support for the war at home, Republicans are turning again to the theme of toughness â with gloves off.
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But the Democrats’ response so far has been less unified, less pointed and less memorable than the Republicans’ attacks.
As if on cue, the article goes on to offer tough-talking quotes from Republicans and insipid, navel-gazing quotes from Democrats.
And so begins another campaign season of trail-blazing political reporting.