Skip to comments.Republicans, Democrats clash over who's stronger on national security
Posted on 08/11/2006 4:40:36 AM PDT by Libloather
Republicans, Democrats clash over who's stronger on national security
WASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats are clashing over the war on terror. Following word of the foiled airline bomb plot, each side is accusing the other of doing too little to deter the threat of attack.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert said, "Freedom is never free, and we must never be complacent in defending it." Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist added: "We must be on alert so that our nation does not suffer another attack like Nine-Eleven."
But Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid countered that "as a result of mismanagement and the wrong funding priorities, we are not as safe as we should be."
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, is calling for implementing the recommendations of the Nine-Eleven Commission to improve airport security.
Throughout the day, the accusations grew more heated with Republicans and Democrats criticizing each other for using the day's events for political gain.
"We killed the Patriot Act!"
Seems rather easy to me. Don't look at what politicians say, look at what they do. Question to be posed to all Democrats this fall: how many times have we been attacked since 9/11?
"Republicans, Democrats clash over who's stronger on national security"
BWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh... That headline wasn't a joke?
RATS have a bridge to sell the public. Let me guess, we need to spend more on port security, first responders and places where RAT unions reside?
By the same token, the good guys better get some balls and start shouting these facts from the rooftops...
You have that right.
Isnt it funny first Fat Ted came up withthis crap and the others just keep quoting him like it is biblical. The liberals politicians havent got a clue to what is going on they have their nose so glued to fat Teds ass so deeply they havent got a thought that belongs to them.
Who cares what either side is saying. It is the record of what both sides have done that matters, and generally speaking - the Republicans are more reliable on National Security than the Democrats.
The only thing the Democrats can accuse Republicans of is that we're not better at it. Other than that, the Democrats can't credibly claim to be better than we are, or to be able to do better than we have done so far.
That doesn't change the fact that we should be better at it than we've been so far. Congress needs to release more of its restrictions on the President to enact better national security. This includes shaking more money loose from unnecessary government projects, cleaning up our tax code, and getting a handle on runaway social spending. National security requires a comprehensive program of government reform in order to ensure that resources are available for spending on security infrastructure without taxing the economy to the point where we end up destroying ourselves in the process of trying to defend ourselves.
The Democrats are allies of the terrorists. They want the U.S. to lose the war on terror because that would hurt George W and the Republican Party. The Democrats want our troops to fail, because they think that would help them win elections. This is a good time to remember all the Democrats who have been giving aid and comfort to the enemy, thereby committing treason. Congress should change the penalty for treason (see Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution) to be DEATH BY HANGING.
In the long run, I actually think the Dems are stronger on national security. They would use a terrorist attack to curtail all freedoms and then monitor everything everyone did. Your purchases, travel, everything would be controlled and monitored.
With such a totalitarian system in place, we would be very safe. As long as you steered clear of the thought police.
This one statement alone should be played and played during the coming campaign season. Senator Reid was able to fully describe the democrat party and its stance on defense. Well done Harry, well done and I for one thank you!
two words answer the RATS on defense: ned lamont
"RATS have a bridge to sell the public."
Yep, and it has Oldsmobile tire tracks off the side of it.
I was going to write some clever repsonse to show what a joke I thought the title was..but I think you pretty much summed up my thoughts on it.
LOL! Sometimes hysterical, "are you f-ing kidding me" laughter is worth 1000 words, huh?
The debate would be laughable if the subject were not so dangerous to the country. While republicans have not all been as forceful re: national security as I would personally like, the dems arent even in the game. Dems/libs all display an attitude of appeasement and willingness to surrender that certainly does not indicate any interest in securing the nation.
what nerve..imagine a policeman knocked on your door and said.."Sir..we caught these men about to break into your home..they had weapons and handcuffs and who knows what they were going to do to you and your family."..instead of saying thank you very much you said.."You know..you could do a better job of stopping crime..we are not as safe as we should be."..what gall..have these people no shame??
This "Clash" exists only in the mind of the rat and his masters in the ratmedia. No serious person can look at the two see a "tough, combat ready plastic face and dusty harry" and conclude that they can protect their office staffs, let alone America.