Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Sept. 10 Democrats: I'm trying to watch as little of the Democrat Convention as I possibly can. Frankly, I can't stand a half hour of Sen. Ted "I'll drive off that bridge when I come to it" Kennedy. It's better for my anger-management program if I just read the transcripts a little bit at a time.
OpinionJournal.com's James Taranto has a regular feature that he runs on great orators of the Democratic Party. He first lists classics like FDR's "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself," and JFK's "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
Taranto then follows those great sentiments with some recent banality uttered by some living, breathing Democrat.
Tomorrow, Taranto will have an interesting juxtapostion with this take off on an FDR quote by JFK's brother *hiccup* Ted.
In the depths of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt inspired the nation when he said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Today, we say: The only thing we have to fear if four more years of George Bush.
As others have noted, the GOP would be wise to make a simple 15 second commercial featuring *hiccup* Ted at the podium spouting this idiocy and follow it with images of the twin towers in flames.
Democrats still don't get that the world has changed. What's amusing and clever on Sept. 10, is asinine, idiotic and foolish on Sept. 11.
Is the Democrat Party serious about national security? I'm convinced they are not. Their superheated rhetoric isn't issued in an effort to win a "police action" on terrorism, but to pull down a hated president. If that hurts the country, fine. If that results in more innocent Americans being killed in a terrorist attack, well that's just the price those idiots who elected George W. Bush are going to have to pay.