The Dems are sure quick to accuse the Reps of scaremongering to obtain victory in elections. But as we all know, the Dems are very good at accusing others of that which they do themselves. I mean they know that they themselves do plenty of whatever it is so they figure the Reps just have to be doing it too. So if the Dems get the accusation out there first it will stick to the other guy. If the Dems have any plan at all, that is it.
So Bush and the Reps are scaremongering over terrorism?
What do you call accusing Bush of destroying your civil liberties? I mean that's a pretty scary thought, no? And he's stomping all over the Constitution. Oh my! Everyone should be shivering with fear over that one!
E.J.Dione writes in the Washington Post:
A Gap In Their Armor — The Democratic Party has a self-image problem. — Talk to Democrats at every level about the strong position the party is in for this fall's elections and the conversation inevitably ends with a variation of: "Yeah, if we don't blow it."
Well, I think the Dems are trying very hard to blow it.
Carl Hulse in the New York Times:
Democrats See Security as Key Issue for Fall — After being outmaneuvered in the politics of national security in the last two elections, Democrats say they are determined not to cede the issue this year and are working to cast President Bush as having diminished the nation's safety.
And I found stark evidence of the Dems scaremongering on CNN last night. Report after report after report of what Bush is not doing to secure: Oil wells and refineries, sports stadiums, ports, nuclear waste, blah blah. At least on the stadium issue the reporter said security experts told her it was unreasonable to check every fan coming into the stadium and intelligence was the key. But the CNN anchor ignored that and went on to interview one of the 9/11 Commissioners who had complaint after complaint after complaint.
You see, we have to spend billions and billions and billions of dollars to secure absolutely everything and become Fortress America. We'd end up having to go through checkpoints before we could enter the local Deli. (Seems to me we had this argument back in 2004.)
The Dems know damn well we CANNOT SECURE EVERYTHIG and even if we could and it didn't cost us our entire economy it would restrict our movements and our day-to-day lives to such an extent we'd all rather live under sharia!
The Dems know that, yet they are making these demands anyway. Attempting to scare the public into feeling they are not safe at all and it's Bush's fault.
Yes, it could happen tomorrow, but we haven't had an attack on our soil since 9/11 and there are very very few people who would have believed that to be possible. Doesn't it feel a little bit tacky and unreasonable for the Dems to be telling us how unsafe Bush has made us?
Bush obviously is doing something right.
And I think it has to do with intelligence.
(I did wonder why Bush didn't seem very anxious about our borders. Then the New York Times spilled the beans on the NSA program and I understood. At least in a vague instinctive way.)
So, do you think the Dems will blow it with this tactic?