I saw an incredible political ad for the Republicans last night, and it was a complete gift from the Democrats during the State of the Union speech. As John Tabin mentions, this incredible moment came when George W. Bush stated, “If there are people inside our country who are talking with al Qaeda, we want to know about it — because we will not sit back and wait to be hit again.” The Republicans stood and applauded, while the Democrats, in perfect unison, sat on their hands, apparently waiting for the next attack. I do not think Michael Moore could have concocted a more perfect political image, and no editing required! Our political choices could not be summed up better in last night’s image — if you want to fight to prevent more terrorist attacks in the United States, vote Republican! If you want to bicker and whine about our “lost freedoms,” pick political fights with a President who is trying to protect our country, and sit on your hands, waiting for the next attack, vote Democrat!
As if that image wasn’t good enough to help us make our voting decisions, suddenly, there was the great hope of the Democratic Party, their next presidential candidate, sitting, smirking, and shaking her head, apparently very much against defending ourselves from a terrorist attack. How perfect! The elections are all over except for the voting! Well, I should never underestimate the ability of the Republican Party to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, but I still slept much better last night. Thanks, Hillary.p>But now, the next morning, as I shrug off the hangover from last night’s political euphoria, I wonder what was going through Hillary’s head at that moment. Was is really disdain for Republican defense against terrorism, or was she thinking, “Damn, they got us on that one!” If Hillary had the courage to stand up right then and there and applaud the defense of our country against terrorism, she would have stood out in a crowd of seated Democrats, sealing her Democratic nomination for the presidency in the 2008 campaign. Heck, even I would have to think seriously about someone who has the courage to stand up for what’s right, knowing that you would catch a lot of flak from your party. But instead, she further proved one my theories of today’s Democratic Party, especially the angry, bitter ones: they have never advanced beyond high school. They are only concerned with being one of the “cool” people, never capable of standing up for what’s right, and instead doing and saying whatever it is they think will make them more popular with the “cool crowd.” But I digress…
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