Friday, August 24, 2007

Stop It! Stop It RIGHT NOW!!!!!

Republicans do NOT own national security. Republicans have NOT made the nation more secure than it was prior to 9-11-01. And it's time for Democrats to NOT run for cover worrying how to respond to a national security threat because said Democrats believe such a threat will only help Republicans.

Why bring this up now? Because a Democrat running for president just perpetuated the myths above:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday raised the prospect of a terror attack before next year's election, warning that it could boost the GOP's efforts to hold on to the White House.

Discussing the possibility of a new nightmare assault while campaigning in New Hampshire, Clinton also insisted she is the Democratic candidate best equipped to deal with it.

"It's a horrible prospect to ask yourself, 'What if? What if?' But if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again, no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world," Clinton told supporters in Concord.

"So I think I'm the best of the Democrats to deal with that," she added.
STOP THIS MADNESS! The Democrat "best positioned" to deal with GOP political efforts to claim National Security Superiority in a post-attack environment is the one who isn't reflexively inclined to see failed Republican policies resulting hundreds, if not thousands, of American deaths as a political advantage for the Republicans.

Every Democrat running for or in office needs to blame the failures of Bush's national security policies on Bush's (and hence, the GOP's) failed policies.

Leading Democrats need to begin LEADING! America is NOT safer because of Bush. America is NOT better off because of Bush. The vast majority of Americans know this. Why do so few Congressional Democrats?

Stop it. Stop it RIGHT NOW!!!!!!