March 15, 2004

Are the "rules" different for Democrats?

From Kerry's speech to the International Association of Firefighters Conference:

You should never have to worry about getting the health benefits and collective bargaining rights you've earned. And President Bush should never forget that the three hundred forty-three heroes we lost on 9-11 were not only parents and children, brothers and husbands, fiancés and best friends. They were also proud members of Locals 94 and 854. They never forgot it and neither will we.
Huh? Maybe I'm confused, but weren't we recently hearing how vile and despicable and slimy and downright Texan it was for Bush to have a two-second reference to 9/11 in his ad?

Are the "rules" different for Democrats? Actually they are; here's how it works: It's OK for Democrats to bring up 9/11 because they are just going to blubber about what a "tragedy" it all was. What's vile about Bush is that he thinks 9/11 was an act of war. And that we should fight back.

If you read Kerry's speech you find the line: "I do not fault George Bush for doing too much in the War on Terror; I believe he's done too little." Wow. sounds great. Kerry's getting tough! He wants drag some terrorists out from under the four-poster and pump 'em full of lead!

Alas, disappointment is in store. Read on and you discover his criticisms are all about things. President Bush didn't provide enough body armor, and Humvee armor, and various other gadgets. And firemen don't have enough radios and other stuff. "Vote for me and I'll have the potholes on your street fixed."

And also Bush "hasn't pursued a strategy to win the hearts and minds of people around the world and win the war of ideas against the radical ideology of Osama bin Laden" So are we to assume Kerry has a strategy? To "win hearts and minds?" I bet we never hear any specifics on that one.

Me, I'd rather hear a little something about winning battles...

(thanks to Steve Verdon)

Posted by John Weidner at March 15, 2004 7:33 PM
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