Contributed by: filbert Friday, May 23 2008 @ 08:27 AM CST
This was the Democratic Party that I grew up in – a party that was unhesitatingly and proudly pro-American, a party that was unafraid to make moral judgments about the world beyond our borders. It was a party that understood that either the American people stood united with free nations and freedom fighters against the forces of totalitarianism, or that we would fall divided.
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A great Democratic secretary of state, Dean Acheson, once warned “no people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.” This is a lesson that today’s Democratic Party leaders need to relearn.
The signal trait of Democrats today, in areas from economics to climate science to world politics, is a steadfast refusal to actually deal with the whole body of the facts of the matter, instead preferring to operate in a world of knee-jerk reaction and soundbite/bumpersticker philosophy.
Gasoline is expensive in large part because supply has not kept up with world demand–this in part because the Democrats won’t allow new domestic American supplies to come to market–they prefer polar bears to your summer vacation.
In case you’ve missed it, Iraq is now almost totally won–the Iraqi government has asserted control even over the fractious Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad.
The inexorable march of global warming has hit what even the alarmists admit is at least a decade-long plateau[*2] , or possibly even a sharp downturn into global cooling. There’s just a bit of difference between a hothouse Earth and one wrapped in an Ice Age, but this is covered up by the terminology shift from “global warming’ to “climate change” (as if “climate” is some static state of events that never changes except for those nasty humans).
Unless you bypass the mainstream media, you probably haven’t heard any of that before. What else have you been told by the (overwhelmingly Democrat/leftist) mass media, which is at best incomplete, and at worst wholly inaccurate?