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Subliminal Message Discovered In Democratic Rhetoric

Mona Charen, writing for townhall.com, comments on the problem liberals in the United States seem to have with patriotism toward their own country. In a no-holds-barred article she writes:

A measure of anti-Americanism has come to infect the left worldwide, and American liberals not only partake, they are the most assiduous popularizers of America hatred this side of Al-Jazeera.

and this:

It continues to defy explanation why liberals, who theoretically love liberty, equality, tolerance and moderation, should find so much to despise in their own country, which represents the fullest expression of those virtues anywhere on the globe. Perhaps it is because, as Robert Frost said, "A liberal is a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel."

While Frost undoubtedly gives too much credit to liberals in the above quote, it is obvious that with every passing day; with every Congressional hearing; with every speech; with every interview; the liberals’ underlying, almost subliminal, message is 'America isn’t worth fighting for.' Liberals would love to turn tail and run, cry Uncle! if you will, from the tough fight against terrorism we are engaged in. They believe that the Muslim worms shooting and blowing up stuff in Iraq and Afghanistan are doing so because of injustices inflicted on people all over the world by America and are therefore justified in their bloody behavior. They believe that if we all went to couples therapy together, all this hatred and bloodshed would disappear and we could put a flower in the end of every gun. Please join hands now and sing: Michael Allah row the boat ashore, hallelujah...

Today the Democrats seem to be concerned that we are having a problem recruiting enough young men and women for our Armed Services, yet when we call upon the brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen to fight for our way of life, our democracy, our republic, the Democratic voices have nothing but criticism, scorn, and derision in their tone. Saying you support the military is one thing, but for most Democrats, it's really nothing more that empty rhetoric. The petty criticisms leveled against, and the second-guessing of, our soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantánamo Bay in the past 18 months by the Democrats have been beyond the pale, pathetic crap. Without a doubt, their inflammatory rhetoric is one of the main reasons our young men and women currently have second thoughts about joining the military.

I have no problem with the Democrats disagreeing with the Social Security proposals put forth by Republicans, although I would like to hear how they would fix the looming crisis. If there are honest disagreements over judicial and other appointments, Democrats should make their concerns known, as long as the disagreements are honest and not merely obstructionist. I do have a problem with the Democrats who joined with the Republicans 3 days after the attacks on 9/11/2001 and voted 98-0 in the Senate and 420-1 in the House of Representatives to allow the President to use all necessary force against those who were responsible and now call for us to cut and run. The vote taken 3 days after 9/11 meant nothing to the Democrats. That vote was just tough talk, bit is seems for Democratic leaders, talk is cheap, and that is all they are prepared to do.

The Democrats who now complain that the war in Iraq, and, to a lessor extent, Afghanistan is a quagmire and has become "series of gross errors and mistakes," or who call incessantly for the Secretary of Defense to resign seem to have a greater allegiance to the terrorists than our military and our country. We have taken the fight on terror to Iraq and Afghanistan rather than let the Muslim radicals bring the fight to our shores as they did in 1993 when they bombed the World Trade Center, and in 2001 when they actually brought it down, killing over 3,000 Americans in the process. The Democrats just won't be satisfied until we are being bombed and shot at by every two-bit Muslim radical on every street-corner in America. When the battle against terror is on Main Street, USA, whose quagmire will that be?

Posted by Rick | June 25, 2005 09:47 AM

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