Friday :: Aug 11, 2006

Critiques From The Right

by pessimist

The Kingdom of Crude never had support from the Left, but now there are signs that they are losing support from the Right. Conservative Chicago Tribune columnist Jimmy Greenfield adds to the growing evidence:

If terrorism doesn't scare you, maybe Bush will
August 11, 2006

President Bush chose to try to scare the public into believing that Democrats, if in charge, would fight terrorists with love beads instead of guns. [E]ven if you're a great admirer of President Bush, do you really think Democrats or any adult in this country believes that "there is no threat to the United States of America" from terrorists? It's a patently absurd statement...

I don't think the public will get fooled again by Bush's scare tactics. Scaring the public has worked so well for so long that you can't blame him, really. Except when you consider that it's immoral and unpatriotic.

Don't ever forget that, no matter how scared you get.
The good news is Bush doesn't have the political leverage to scare Democrats into rolling over anymore. The Democrats, at least ones not named Joe Lieberman, know better than to trust President Bush ever again.

On Thursday, current Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said: "The Iraq war has diverted our focus and more than $300 billion in resources from the war on terrorism and has created a rallying cry for international terrorists. This latest plot demonstrates the need for the Bush administration and the Congress to change course in Iraq and ensure that we are taking all the steps necessary to protect Americans at home and across the world."

It's also our job to keep an eye on the Bush administration. [I]t's the Bush administration that is most responsible for keeping us safe from terrorists right now.

Remember these comments also:

"Never has so much military and economic and diplomatic power been used so ineffectively, and if after all of this time, and all of this sacrifice, and all of this support, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has come for the American people to turn to new leadership not tied to the mistakes and policies of the past."
- Richard Nixon, 1968 [via BuzzFlash]

"They are blinded by their own self-righteousness. And this explains their over-the-top aggressive rages. They have very little capability of being self-critical or self-analytical in any fashion. They are zealous and aggressive in pursuing the policies of the authorities to which they’ve committed, whether it be religious or political, or the compilation of the two."
- John Dean, Conservatives Without Conscience [via BuzzFlash]

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