Sep 25th, 2003, 08:26 AM
Hey ... sorry to begin this rant with those words, but if they work, if they apply, why not use them?
This morning we learn from an NBC - Wall Street Journal poll that Bush's approval numbers are now down below 50%. This can be blamed on three reasons:
That America is still in the middle of World War IV, the war against terrorism, and that war has by no means been won. There are still thousands of Islamic Terrorist out there who want to make their mark by killing as many Americans as they can, and that there are still terrorist/rogue regimes who are hell-bent on developing the weapons necessary to bring America to its knees. For instance, can some of you rocket scientists out there tell me why the country with the second-largest oil reserves in the world (Iran) needs nuclear reactors?
Americans have bought into the Democratic Party onslaught against Bush ... believing the lies that he lied, and conveniently forgetting the fact that Bush said the same things that Clinton and various hot-shot Democrats had been saying long before he moved to the White House.
Americans have forgotten that (a) the economic recession began in March of 2001, under Bill Clinton, and (b) that the economy is now growing strongly with an expected third quarter rate of over four percent, and (b) job are always the last thing to come around when recovering from a recession.
Go ahead ... tell me that you want the Democrats to be in charge of fighting the war on terrorism. Don't you remember what happened the last time the Demcorats were in control of American foreign policy? We had the decade of appeasement. Islamic terrorists attack the World Trade Center in 1993. Clinton spits in their general direction, and nothing more. Hell, Clinton never even visits the site of the attack! A tornado roars through Osceola County Florida and Clinton is there ... touring a trailer park. Islamic terrorists attack New York City and Clinton is nowhere to be found. The difference? Clinton knows he could count of the votes of New York, so no need to go there to pander. Florida? A different story ... better get down there and do some grippin' and grinnin' with the tornado victimes.
Then Osama attacks the Khobar Towers. American servicemen die. Clinton spits. Then it's the USS Cole. American servicemen die. Clinton spits. We even have that pathetic situation where American warplanes were on the tarmac, armed and fueled, and ready to carry out an attack on one of Osama's training camps. They have to shut down and head back to their hangars because Clinton is too busy at some golf tournament to take a moment to give his military commanders the "go" order. Now that's some attention to detail, isn't it?
Oh ... and then there was the time that Sudan wanted to simply hand Osama over to the United States. Clinton said no, you folks just keep him." Three thousand American lives lost that very minute. Yeah ... these Democrats are the ones you want in charge of our national security, right?
Oh ... but you're worried about our economy. That's why you are not satisfied with Bush. Do you want to see our economy take a real hit? Let those Islamic terrorists bring down just one commercial airliner with a ground-to-air missile. Watch the airline industry literally shut down ... then you'll get an economic show you won't soon forget. Or, much worse, let those Islamic terrorists get some of their chemical or biological weapons into a water supply or subway system. Now that would generate quite an economic spectacle for you to wring your hands over. Then, of course, we have the possibility of a nuclear event in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. Yeah, your job would be real safe then, wouldn't it.
You've heard of Job No. One, haven't you? Well, right now America's Job Number One is to fight Islamic Terrorism. The Islamic radicals have declared war on every man, woman and child in the United States. They want to kill you. We can either appease them, and then live in fear of a change of heart, or we can destroy them. You know damn well which party is the party of appeasement, and which is the party dedicated to destroying the terrorist enemy and protecting American lives an property. You have a choice to make, and it's not made on who "cares" more, it needs to be based on who will DO more.
*sprays a liberal coat of the "Vinth-Boorthz" musk around the post*
*waits for Max to show up*