Iran is building a nuke to wipe out Israel, which its fanatical leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, insists has no right to exist. But liberals remain mute about his ravings, preferring to savage President Bush. Shameful. Hugo Chavez viciously derides the president in the pulpit of the United Nations and all liberals can do is remain silent. Is it because Chavez’s words so closely echo their own? Shameful. Even uber-liberal Rep. Charles Rangel’s defense of the president against Chavez’s verbal rampage was a damning with faint praise. “We have problems with our president,” Rangel said. Did he mean the 62, 040,606 Americans who voted for President Bush in 2004 – THAT “we”?
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that Chavez’s words “demeaned” himself and his nation. But coming from the same mouth that exclaimed, “America must be a light to the world, not just a missile,” her “defense” of the president rings hollow. Shameful.
While zero attacks have occurred in this country since 9/11/2001, liberals whine: “we’re not safer.” While the U.S. captures terrorists all over the world – from the mastermind of 9/11, Khaled Sheik Mohammed, to arch-killer Abu Musab al Zarqawi, to the terror-supporting dictator Saddam Hussein, to those plotting to blow up American airplanes in England – liberals’ suggestions to deal with the ongoing terror threat in Iraq suggest “redeployment,” a shorthand euphemism for “cut and run.” Shameful.
While many liberals have seen the values of their homes go through the roof and their portfolios skyrocket, all they can do is call the president – who fiscal policies brought about our sustained, booming economy, as well as astounding low unemployment – “the worst president in American history.” Shameful.?
In a long-gone era, liberals stood for “human rights” around the world. Do they not think that freedom and dignity apply to the tens of millions of Iraqis and Afghanis who on numerous occasions risked their lives to vote for a better life? Not if it’s Bush’s idea they don’t. Shameful.
How can liberals call themselves good Americans and constantly root against our president during these clearly dangerous times? Strong, principled opposition to his policies is one thing – obsessive hatred that obfuscates the very real threats against us is another. Is it any wonder then why liberals haven’t controlled the House, the Senate, the judgeships, or the White House for years?
Has the president been right in every decision he’s made? Of course not. But last I looked, he’s a human being, and one completely dedicated to the safety and well-being of this country.
So, instead of the whiny, elite, spoiled, and obnoxious stance taken by liberals these many years, how about just one new idea to help our country defeat the forces coalescing around us, as witnessed this week at the U.N.? How about liberals admitting that it was wrong – and dangerous – for The N.Y. Times to publish our national security secrets? How about liberals openly rooting for our soldiers to rout the insurgency in Iraq? How about the Left cheering when al Zarqawi was killed?
How about other liberals – not just Hillary Clinton – denouncing a movie depicting the assassination of a sitting president? How about some outrage over the not-so veiled threat by the Democratic leadership to revoke the license of ABC-TV if it aired “The Path to 9/11”? All this would be a good start towards reclaiming the lost legitimacy of a once important political ideology.
Are liberals up to that challenge? Or will they continue to be people for whom everything that is good about and for our country – from plunging gas prices to the budding freedom of millions of Iraqis and Afghanis – is derided?
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