President Carter (4) also stopped B-1 bomber production, (5) gave away our strategically located Panama Canal and (6) made human rights the central focus of his foreign policy.
That led Carter, a Democrat, (7) to make a monumental miscalculation and withdraw U.S. support for our long-standing Mideast military ally, the Shah of Iran. (8) Carter simply didn't like the Shah's alleged mistreatment of imprisoned Soviet spies....and so on. Now look at this:
By now you've all seen the Democrats' latest campaign slogan:
"A New Direction For America -- Vote DEMOCRATIC!"*(NOT)
Let's analyze this empty and misleading promise.
The stock market is at a new all-time high and America's 401K's are back. A new direction from there means what??
Unemployment is at 25 year lows. A new direction from there means what??
Oil prices are plummeting. A new direction from there means what??
Taxes are at 20 year lows. A new direction from there means what??
Federal tax revenues are at all-time highs. A new direction from there means what??
The growth in the Federal deficit is down almost 50%, just as predicted over last year. A new direction from there means what??
Home valuations are up 200% over the past 3.5 years. A new direction from there means what??
Inflation is in check, hovering at 20 year lows. A new direction from there means what??
Not a single terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11/01. A new direction from there means what??
Osama bin Laden is living under a rock in a dark cave, having not surfaced in years, if he's alive at all, while 95% of Al Queda's top dogs are either dead or in custody, cooperating with US Intel. A new direction from there means what??
Several major terrorist attacks already thwarted by US and British Intel, including the recent planned attack involving 10 Jumbo Jets being exploded in mid-air over major US cities in order to celebrate the anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks A new direction from there means what??
Just as Bush had planned and foretold us of on a number of occasions, Iraq was to be made "ground zero" for the war on terrorism -- and just as Bush said they would, terrorist cells from all over the region are alighting the shadows of their hiding places and flooding into Iraq in order to get their faces blown off by US Marines rather than boarding planes and heading to the United States to wage war on us here. A new direction from there means what??
Moreover, bear in mind that all of the above occurred in the face of the 1999 tech crash, the epidemic of corporate scandals throughout the 90's, and the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks on NYC years in the planning which collectively sucked 24 trillions dollars and 7.8 million jobs out of the US economy even before G. W. Bush had time to unpack his suitcases in the White House.
Shades of Bill Clinton's campaign slogan from 1992: "We need change"
He never defined what that change would be, just that we needed change for some obscure reason. An empty slogan which resulted in what we are now mired in today.
CHANGE. The clarion call of the left. It sounds good until you really think about it, though doesn't it? To hope that "change" can make things better?
The problem of course is that "change" is a misleading promise.
Because "change" in and of itself has no value judgment...it is neither good nor bad.
So yes...we can guarantee that the Democrats are right on one thing...there would be change if they won. The problem of course is that while they're lauding "change" as the reason to vote for them, I contest that the kind of "change" they'd bring about would create chaos and only make things worse.
They don't understand the stakes nor have a grasp on the true threat that faces us.
Without that kind of clarity, any "change" they wrought would be catastrophic.