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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Democrats: On the Wrong Side of History - Again

This article from the Wasthington Times (Centrist Democrats hit anti-Bush tactics) has some great points about how the Dems have overplayed their hand regarding the "Bush Spied" story. I think their main problem is that they really don't understand that most people are not political. Most people don't have an agenda of destroying the President, especially during a time of war. The Left's hatred for President Bush has blinded them to the political reality that Americans expect their government to "provide for the common defense" (I think I've read that somewhere).

My wife is not someone that most people would call political. She is aware of issues and has opinions on them, but she doesn't care about who wins or loses. She just wants our government to do what it is supposed to do. So, it was interesting for me to hear her response when I first told her about the scandal surrounding the President and his completely legal spying - "And that's a bad thing because?". It was apparent to her that what George Bush did was the right thing. Most people think this way and the Dems are, once again, on the wrong side of the issue.

2 Comments:

  • At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You might tell your wife this it's not a bad thing (for her at least) only because they're not currently interested in spying on her type. When/if this were to change, I'm sure so would her (and your) opinion. But it's always easier to judge when it's not you.

     
  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger Jason Green said…

    Anonymous,
    There are a couple of things that you need to keep in mind. First off he was/is spying on terrorists - people trying to kill you and me. Secondly, the spying was not done "secretly" (though now it looks like it should have been). The wiretaps that were performed were done with a review by congress afterwards (even though this is not required by The Constitution). Furthermore he had a very distinct set of criteria he was looking for. It was not a broad stroke of anyone who seemed dangerous - he was looking for people working with the international terrorists.

    The fact is that these actions by The President have already stopped some very dangerous people from killing a lot of Americans. And, while I do not know for sure this is true, I suspect that you would have been the first person howling about him not "connecting the dots" had any of these attacks occured.

     

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