Skip to comments.Edwards' Peculiar Brand of Patriotism
Posted on 06/04/2007 6:07:05 PM PDT by lancer256
I watched parts of the Democratic presidential debate, then downloaded the transcript. Of all the column fodder it contained, I was particularly taken by two responses of John Edwards that, I believe, fairly represent the Democratic Party's wrongheaded foreign policy worldview.
His statements were at the beginning and end of the evening, and served as figurative bookends that nicely frame the Democrats' curious attitude toward this great nation they seek to lead. They tell us all we need to know about these would-be commanders in chief: that we cannot afford to have them anywhere near the Oval Office, especially as long as this war persists.
Toward the beginning, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Edwards to clarify his statement that the "war on terror is a bumper sticker, not a plan," in light of the freshly thwarted terrorist plot to bomb JFK airport and the surrounding area in Queens, N.Y. Does Edwards really believe, asked Wolf, that "the U.S. is not at war with terrorists?"
Though he never answered the question directly, Edwards said -- unconvincingly -- he would use every means available to "find terrorists where they are" and "stop them." But he is sticking by his position that the "war on terror" has just been a bumper sticker and political slogan used by President Bush to justify every nefarious act he has committed, from "the ongoing war in Iraq, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, spying on Americans, torture. "
(Excerpt) Read more at davidlimbaugh.com ...
>>>>”find terrorists where they are” and “stop them.”
O.J. Simpson, is that you?
I admit that a veritable love-fest with America from Democratic presidential contenders would not sit well with their rabid base, but couldn't they at least humor the rest of us? After all, there will be a general election following the primary.And, come the general election, the RAT candidate (who will not be The Hildabeaste) will run to the center to pick up the moderates and the Independents. 100% predictable.
Left to right: Gravel, Hillary(!), and John
I would love to get in front of this jerko and stop suddenly at a slow speed...just enough so he could damage my car over where it is now damaged and then he could pay to fix it. ha,
From the article:
“How can we possibly believe Edwards would do everything in his power to hunt down terrorists, since we know many of them are in Iraq and he is proudly advocating abandoning our mission there?”
Frankly, though he is absolutely correct, I’m growing a bit weary of the same banal pronouncements regarding Leftist hypocrisy, pandering, and immorality.
So, for one last time: Nobody with their head screwed on straight actually believes in the concept of Leftist patriotism.
Now, what are any of us going to do about it?
That one bumper sticker “It will be a great day when our schools...”, made my dad ballistic when my eldest brother brought a flier into our home that said the same thing. My brother was a teacher and I was just a kid but the fights it caused! My dad’s response was we’d all be looking to teachers/education system when the military was neutered and we’d all be dead. My Dad was a WWII vet so that bumper sticker/flier caused a volatile reaction. He said the day the military had to hold a bake sale was the day we stopped being everything that made this country great.