Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The faces of the Democratic Party

Democrats searching for a clue in their quest to figure out why they have become a minority party might want to comtemplate the wisdom of having John Kerry criticize Secretary Rumsfeld for failing to adequately equip the troops in Iraq. Of course, Kerry is just part of a recurring theme for the party of the donkeys. Let's look at the 5 most prominent faces of the Democratic Party over the last 15 years -- Ted Kennedy, Bill and Hilary Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry.

Remember the spectacle of Kennedy, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sitting in judgment of Clarence Thomas? Kennedy and his friends said that Mr. Thomas was unfit for public service because of his (alleged) inappropriate behavior with a women who worked for him. Hmmm, I wonder why 2/3 of the American public were unpersuaded by Teddy on that one.

As for the Clintons, they lectured us on the proper way to raise our children. And of course, personal example being the best method of teaching, they provided us with their own live text book full of examples we used to instruct our kids on why character matters.

In 1996, Al Gore ordered the INS to violate the law and give citizenship to over a million illegal aliens without background checks (so they could vote for him in the 1996 election). As a result, over 100,000 serious felons who should have been deported were given citizenship and allowed to continue their criminal careers in the US. So who better in 2004 than Algore to rant and rage about how George Bush has supposedly put us at risk?

Now, John Kerry, slanderer-in-chief of American troops, claims that Don Rumsfeld must be fired for failing to adequately care for the needs of our forces in Iraq. Back in the fall, one of the writers over at wrote a piece pointing out that John Kerry's VVAW group taped propaganda on cassettes and sent them to Hanoi to be used in the torture of American POWs. More recently, we have his refusal to vote for the equipment and supplies our troops needed in Iraq.

I must say that most people would consider John's record on caring about the troops to be something less than stellar. Perhaps Democrats might want to ponder whether Kerry is their best possible choice to front the attack on Rumsfeld for failing to care about the troops.

Anyone see a pattern here?


Blogger binkley said...

When you mention Al Gore in 1996, don't you mean 2000?

1:22 PM, January 20, 2005  
Blogger Vox Poplar said...

I agree that John Kerry's the worst person to front the Dems criticism of the war, he was also the worst person to run for President.

Oh, and don't forget Robert Byrd, an ex-Klansman, is going to lead the fight against the confirmation of Condeleeza Rice, the first black female Secretary of State.

The biggest problem with the Democrats is that they pick the wrong battles, and then pick the wrong people to lead them in the fight.

PS: Welcome to the blogosphere. I read about your site on POWERLINE and checked it out. Good work, keep it up.

5:59 PM, January 20, 2005  

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