Why Are the Dems Attacking Bush?
July 21, 2003
I cannot think of a more difficult political position to be in right now than to be a Democrat candidate running for President of the United States of America.
President George W. Bush is enormously popular for leading a successful campaign to scatter the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 and to get rid of Saddam Hussein from Iraq in 2003. With the egregious human rights violations, including shocking images of children’s prisons and horrifying mass graves, most Americans are relieved that the imminent danger posed by Hussein has been taken away. The world is a safer place because of the bold and courageous leadership of George W. Bush.
Additionally, because of the two tax cuts that President Bush signed into law in 2001 and 2003, economic analysts are saying that the economy will rebound and grow at a very respectable rate for the remainder of 2003 and well into 2004. Although unemployment is still relatively high at the moment, the growth in the economy will undoubtedly spur business expansion and, thus, create jobs. By this time next year, unemployment will be down significantly and Americans will feel good about spending again. America remains strong despite adversity.
But if you listen to even a little bit of the rhetoric coming from the Democrat candidates running for President, then you would never know they were referring to the United States. In fact, their comments can be described as incredibly disingenuous at best and outright lies and distortions in actuality. The statements by the Democrats are borderline treasonous!
For example, it has been a well-known fact for many years by countries around the world that Saddam Hussein has stored and has used weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. In fact, Hussein had refused time after time to get rid of these weapons even after being asked by the United Nations to do so.
So why else would the Democrat candidates for President deny this fact now and attempt to paint President Bush as a liar and attack him on a daily basis for making this claim?
Are they really that hard up for an issue to run on? Apparently.
Is it a convenient way for them to raise money for their campaigns? I guess they’re willing to do anything (including lie!) to raise money.
Are they trying to score political points with their liberal Democrat voting base? It’s all too obvious to anyone paying attention what the Democrats are trying to pull. But, too bad for the Democrats, it’s not going to work.
Here are just a few examples of the extreme positions the Democrat candidates have resorted to in an effort to bring down Bush for their gain:
- Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and the Democrat National Committee have sent out fundraising letters questioning the war in the Iraq and asking for donations from people who sympathize with their cause.
- Sen. Bob Graham, who called for President Bush to be impeached last week for his statement about weapons of mass destruction in his State of the Union address, said in December 2002 on Face the Nation that “we are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”
- Sen. John F. Kerry has criticized the Bush administration for underfunding the military in Iraq. But Kerry led the charge in the U. S. Senate to severely cut intelligence funding and defense spending by at least $60 billion in the past few years.
These are all serious allegations being thrown at President Bush by the people who want his job. But none of them are based on facts. Regardless of your political persuasion, it ought to disturb you to hear the hypocrisy and lies coming out of the mouths of these Democrats. It is simply outlandish!
Do any of these Democrats remember what happened on September 11th? Everyone knows that it was the beginning of a new world we all live in now. The war on terrorism is unlike anything that has ever happened in the past. This war is unconventional. But it is very real. Iraq was a logical step in the process of rooting out terrorism and North Korea is probably not far behind. And there will be many other battles and fronts before this war ends.
The threat of weapons of mass destruction is very real in countries that harbor terrorist groups. The Taliban supported Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Saddam Hussein gave comfort to terrorists in Iraq. The list goes on and on. The evidence shows that nations that allow terrorists to roam about their country are a grave danger to the United States and the freedom-loving countries around the world. The possibility of ending the threat of mass violence and human suffering is worth fighting for. If we hesitate about doing the right thing even for a moment, then history will judge us accordingly.
President Bush has remained committed to the war on terrorism because of what happened on that awful day on September 11th. This war will not and cannot stop just because the Democrats have decided to criticize and attack him. President Bush has the mindset that he would much rather root out terrorists now than to sit back and watch America get attacked again.
For the sake of the next generation of Americans, the war on terrorism will not slow down. The safety of our children today and in the future rests on what our leaders are doing right now. We should all stand behind our president and pray for him to make the right decisions about how to lead the United States. It can only be by the grace of God that President Bush has been able to withstand the enormous pressure of the daily threat of terrorists from without and the Democrat terrorists from within the United States.
Howard Dean’s candidacy for president has almost exclusively been based on his stand against the war in Iraq. A few weeks ago, his liberal base of supporters helped him win the MoveOn.org poll and he is raising money faster than any of the other Democrats. All indicators show that he is emerging as the leader to become the Democrat nominee that will face President Bush in November 2004.
But the Democrat strategy of relying on extremist anti-war statements for the purpose of raising campaign cash, including calling President Bush a liar, goes way beyond the pale. The Democrats had accused President Bush of fumbling the information he was given after September 11th. Now they are denying the information even exists! Can they make up their minds?!
While the Democrats may realize a brief bump in fundraising for attacking President Bush now, most Americans will (or already have!) seen through this charade and will vote for the man they have trusted during these difficult times over the past few years. And that man is President George W. Bush.