September 3, 2005

"but in the end they look shrill"

Lorie Byrd at PoliPundit posted this, by a commenter:
The thing that amazes me is that Bush stays calm and greets the mayor heartily. This is why he is a president I respect. He could have sent his political hacks after the obviously inadequate mayor, but he didn't. Perhaps he felt what so many on the left could never feel for Bush: compassion. Bush realized how sorry this guy's political futue looks, and took pity on him.

The Dems can never figure this out. Their wailing and screaming grabs headlines initially, but in the end they look shrill and appear to lack the inner strength that it takes to lead a nation through crisis, be it a natural disaster, a terrorist attack or war. On a gut level, the American people know this.

Let's face it, acting emotionally and losing one's cool only looks good when the crisis is at its most unbearable, but after the fact, most of us realize how worthless those emotions are, and usually feel quite silly for acting that way.

Bush will come out of this on top. Nagin and the libs will come out of this smelling like, well, like the Superdome does right about now. – Mr. New York City
Amazes me too. I don't know how he does it. I think it's smart politics in the long run, but I always find myself wishing he would lash back at the stupid abuse he endures. Oh well, Lincoln and FDR got much the same sort of contumely, and treated it with the same disdain. (They don't call it the 70-Year Cycle for nothing. A new era is being born, just like in 1932 and 1860. And bewildered fury is the response)
Posted by John Weidner at September 3, 2005 3:42 PM
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