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DUPLICITOUS DEMOCRAT DENIAL

 


By Geoff Metcalf

June 28, 2004

NewsWithViews.com

The Democrat Party has made a monumental strategic 'whoops' of Shakespearean proportions.and it is probably too late for them to effectively implement a 'do over'.

No amount of Michael Moore revisionism and creative editing, no stream of books, editorials or mainstream complicity will be sufficient to overcome the growing compendium of facts that contradict the preconceived opinions and prejudices of liberal elitists.

The strident, venial and petty screeds which have become the mantra of the left may be red meat to the hardcore 60s leftover anachronisms maintaining the base of the Democrats.but that dog ain't gonna hunt come November.

Bush bad/Kerry good is a flimsy base on which to build a presidential campaign.

Both sides of the partisan divide routinely refuse to acknowledge data or arguments they just don't like. However, 'most' Americans, and for sure the crucial undecided swing voters, are not as dumb as the elite would hope.

The same harsh Bush critics, who vilify the administration for 'changing' its story, have demonstrated remarkable hypocrisy and myopia.

The Economy:
Initially the democrats dusted off that old James Carville saw and tried to blame Bush for the recession (that started and was hidden during Clinton's last term). However, not only has the economy rebounded (even Allen Greenspan maintains the growth is healthy and sustainable) but the key contributor to the robust economy has been the Bush tax cuts that his critics so ardently opposed. The Dems were wrong and Bush was right.

Jobs:
When the economy's resurrection became obvious to even the naysayers, they 'changed' focus and said, "Yeah the economy is coming back, BUT..Job loss under Bush has been worse than under Herbert Hoover. WHOOPS! Jobs rebounded and net/net the Bush administration has actually 'created' more jobs than anyone anticipated.

Bush stupid and bad:
That pedestrian name-calling may have coinage on the playground but there are basic flaws to the tactic.

1) It is not true. The Bill Sammon book, 'Misunderestimated' suggests Bush actually likes his adversaries to underestimate him. The 'perception' that he is not capable actually enhances his eventual successes.
2) Bush is not bad or evil. He is committed...and has a moral compass that is anathema to the masters of relativism.

The United Nation and 'internationalism':
Kerry and his company of critics accuse Bush of "unilaterally" acting like a rouge cowboy (gee.isn't that what they said about Reagan?). The Bush failure(?)/refusal to get a permission slip from the 'United Nothing' before honoring his oath of office is a red herring. In January 2004, The Wall Street Journal published a significant (and largely overlooked) piece called 'The New Multilateralism /How the U.S., with international cooperation, brought Libya to heel.' "The media have barely noticed, but the Bush Administration has embarked on a burst of "multilateral" cooperation. It's called the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), and in only a few months of existence it has already had more success than the United Nations in controlling weapons of mass destruction.

The PSI is mission-oriented multilateralism and it works unlike the systemic bureaucracy oriented multilaterlism of the broken UN.

Iraq:
The Democrats have been picking at scabs relentlessly. While 'trying' to maintain the obligatory 'support the troops' refrain, they have consistently maintained we should not have taken out Hussein.

  • Bush "lied" but he didn't Even Iraq critic Vladimir Putin has announced HE told Bush about clear and present danger from Hussein. Bush does not talk about talking about threats to national security he responds. Had he not preemptively removed the inevitable Saddam threat, the same duplicitous critics currently assailing him would have eviscerated him and would have been right to do so.
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bush critics continue to weave the 'no WMD' duplicity with the "he lied" lie. There is a LONG list of quotes from the usual suspects (over 25 prominent or at least noisy Democrats) warning, pleading, and confirming the Iraq WMD axiom. The litany includes Bill Clinton, Hillary, Al Gore, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Madeline Albright, Jacques 'Flipping' Chirac, Nancy Pelosi, John Rockefeller, Henry Waxman et al.. John Hawkins collected some of the more significant quotes and posted them to 'Free Republic'.
  • "Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security." -- Hillary Clinton, October 10, 2002
  • "disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- John F. Kerry, Oct 2002 .
  • Hussein/al-Qaeda linkage:
    Notwithstanding Al Gore's screeds, a growing list of 'strange bedfellows' from the 9/11 Commission Chairs to Stephen F. Hayes and even Hillary Clinton have acknowledged Saddam and Osama were seeking 'mutual exploitation'.

I may be the 'Lone Ranger' but despite the pollsters and pundits 'conventional wisdom', I have told my radio audience, John Fund (Wall Street Journal) and Bill Sammon (Washington Times), that when the dust settles in November. Bush wins BIG.

THERE. I said it!

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I may be the 'Lone Ranger' but despite the pollsters and pundits 'conventional wisdom', I have told my radio audience, John Fund (Wall Street Journal) and Bill Sammon (Washington Times), that when the dust settles in November. Bush wins BIG.