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.

  •  Allahpundit on: If the Taliban’s serious about detente, why don’t they give us Bin Laden?

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.