The Washington Times - October 12, 2009, 08:46AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Our twisted foreign policy towards the Taliban, why debating liberals can be so frustrating, and 2010 may very well be a rude awakening to certain Democrats who sailed through in ‘06 and ‘08.

  • Hotair.com  Allahpundit on: If the Taliban’s serious about detente, why don’t they give us Bin Laden?
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The thrust of the recent Taliban nonsense about being good boys in Afghanistan if we leave is that they won’t tolerate Al Qaeda in their midst anymore.

  • Big Hollywood  Leigh Scott on: Debating Leftists is Like Debating Charles Manson

We have one group of people who live in a fantasy world, full of twisted facts, backwards logic and wishful thinking.  You can’t debate that. 

But the Democrats are not ‘battle-tested.’ They have benefited from two historic wave elections - with 2008 resembling the post-Watergate wave. There are plenty of weak incumbents sitting in Republican seats.