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Republicans, Democrats clash over who's stronger on national security
KATC ^ | 8/11/06

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clash; democrats; issues; national; rats; republicans; security; stronger
But Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid countered that...


"We killed the Patriot Act!"

1 posted on 08/11/2006 4:40:39 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

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?


2 posted on 08/11/2006 4:42:18 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: Libloather

"Republicans, Democrats clash over who's stronger on national security"

BWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh... That headline wasn't a joke?


3 posted on 08/11/2006 4:44:44 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: Libloather
And just how was this last attack prevented before it took place? Why, It was found out through NSA wire taps!

I wonder if the RATS will keep campaigning on wanting to do away with those?
4 posted on 08/11/2006 4:52:14 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Buh Bye Joey Schwartz, the 7th district doesn't vote for liberal pukes)
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To: Hand em their arse

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?


5 posted on 08/11/2006 4:55:31 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: Beagle8U

By the same token, the good guys better get some balls and start shouting these facts from the rooftops...


6 posted on 08/11/2006 4:58:32 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

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.


7 posted on 08/11/2006 5:06:13 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Libloather
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.

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.

8 posted on 08/11/2006 5:08:40 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Libloather

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.


9 posted on 08/11/2006 5:09:56 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Libloather

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.


10 posted on 08/11/2006 5:09:56 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: Libloather

11 posted on 08/11/2006 5:14:52 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Libloather

"..I...I....ah.....I....I....ahhh...I"

Doogle

12 posted on 08/11/2006 5:15:59 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: Libloather

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!


13 posted on 08/11/2006 5:21:21 AM PDT by engrpat
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To: Libloather

two words answer the RATS on defense: ned lamont


14 posted on 08/11/2006 5:50:04 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Hand em their arse
"By the same token, the good guys better get some balls and start shouting these facts from the rooftops"

O'Rielly had some Rat Congresswoman on last night and he hammered her hard trying to get her to agree with the NSA wiretaps, she just danced around it.

The RATS know its going to come back to haunt them.
15 posted on 08/11/2006 5:52:10 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Buh Bye Joey Schwartz, the 7th district doesn't vote for liberal pukes)
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia
RATS have a bridge to sell the public.

They have a lot of turds to polish first. Hard to sell turds if they aren't all shiny. :)
16 posted on 08/11/2006 5:53:03 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Libloather
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."

It is interesting that both Reid and Pelosi complimented the UK in foiling this plot, even though both have steadfastly criticized the POTUS and the Republican Congress (notice the intentionally rejected suffix "-led", since the Republicans aren't leading anything - including a horse to water) for attempting to do the same things in this country to safeguard our security.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat!!
17 posted on 08/11/2006 6:02:55 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

"RATS have a bridge to sell the public."

Yep, and it has Oldsmobile tire tracks off the side of it.


18 posted on 08/11/2006 6:05:29 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Hand em their arse

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.


19 posted on 08/11/2006 6:18:20 AM PDT by Prysson
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To: Prysson

LOL! Sometimes hysterical, "are you f-ing kidding me" laughter is worth 1000 words, huh?


20 posted on 08/11/2006 6:25:58 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: Libloather

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.


21 posted on 08/11/2006 6:42:07 AM PDT by D1X1E
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To: Libloather

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??


22 posted on 08/11/2006 8:03:56 AM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: Libloather

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.


23 posted on 08/11/2006 2:12:35 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (John Spencer: Fighting to save America from Hillary Clinton..)
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