Carol Platt Liebau: Democrat Priorities

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Democrat Priorities

According to this piece, speaking of the midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi has said:

"When you think of women and defense and security, think of a lioness. You come anywhere near our cubs, you're dead."


"You cannot go head to head with the president until you take him down. Take him down, make him pay, and then we can have a conversation."

Tough talk. Wouldn't it be refreshing to have some of it deployed toward America's terrorist enemies, rather than Republicans? The remark about President Bush is tougher than anything we've heard coming from Pelosi about Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein -- or Kim Jung Il, for that matter.


Blogger The Ayatollah said...


Why would Pelosi use tough talk against terrotrists and other enemies of America?

To the Democrats, the United States, the middle class, religion, American tradition, and the family are the enemy, not Islamic crazies.

The Dims prove this by their words & deeds; by their statements & leftwing policy positions.

For example, why do us suppose the Democratics & liberals so strongly oppose the DEVELOPMENT of missle defense system? It's because they don't what "evil" America defended. Fact.

It's also why the America-hating Democrats dismantaled our intelligence network in the 1990's. They want America undefended. Ditto for the reckless way the Clinton/Gore Administration gutted the military.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Diane Tomlinson said...

Sure that would nice Carol, but it seems that Bush cannot even keep his own bought and paid for Iraqi Prime Minister al Maliki in step with the American party line.

Last time I checked bin Laden was free, Kim had nuclear weapons and growing missile technology, and Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti was asking to be shot, sickened by the Kangaroo Court that is trying him. And even though I am sure your supporters will make great hay of this comment I feel Hussein is comporting himself well nunder the circumstances. Imagine how George Bush would act before a tribunal trying him for crimes against humanity for his incursion in Iraq? He would be weeping in handcuffs!

And what about all those signing statements the American bar Association is howling about? Don't GOP apologists get to watch CNN for an hour? Wasn't this story in the Washington Times??? The Wall Street Journal???

I think the opposition deserves to vent as many Republicans salivated over the foibles of Bill Clinton. Pelosi is right and soon enough it will be George Bush's day in the barrel.
Such is the nature of politics. But when the democrats cross the line we unlike political idealogues will be right there to tell them to get the Hell back. That's the essence of democracy not falling on your sword for ideology but striving for rational constructive government.

Diane Tomlimson
Managing Editor-Terran Affairs
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork

8:28 AM  
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8:55 AM  
Blogger JillMartin said...

If she ever supports the Iraq PM who sponors terrorists, I'll think she is as nuts as Bush. Please keep working for America's best interest Pelosi!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I can't recall a Dem ever calling out a Dem who crossed the line, besides Lieberman chastising Clinton for not keeping his pants zipped. There's also the question of who's line one has crossed. Dems have no trouble pointing out to Reps where Dems want the line to be, but never care where Reps feel the line is. The thing is, for Reps, the line is pretty much a fixed one, but for the Dems, it moves as needed. Much like their view of the Constitution, it's a living line subject to interpretation.

BTW, that "bought and paid for" Iraqi PM was elected by his own people. Also, there have been no war crimes committed by nor ordered by Bush, unless of course YOU are drawing the line.

In addition, the opposition has plenty of space and right to vent as they feel neccessary, and the right has the same to ignore or label as crap that which they do say. Particularly when it is.

Finally, Pelosi & Co. don't care to waste time talking tough to anyone who isn't part of the Bush administration, because it is only this admin that is in their way to claiming power. Should their chance ever come, and what a curse on our nation that would be, they will address the terrorists in much the same way that Fox dude did when he went to intervene and was brutally murdered for his troubles. Only the Dems will do it on a national scale and all our asses will be at risk. See 9/11.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Greg said...


I actually agree with you. I think Hussein has performed quite well for himself during this trial.

As for the rest of your comments, look at whom you've lionized - bin Laden, Kim Jung Il, and Saddam Hussein. Then look at how you treat the only American President to actively challenge all of these evil men. You want him to be put in a "barrel".

It's obvious whose side you're on.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Diane Tomlinson said...

Marshall, Marshall, Marshall . .

I am a liberal but my job as a journalist is to be, dare I say it "fair and balanced". I'm not in the employ of a company that has a political agenda nor am I paid to parrot the talking points of any politcal party, its corporate or religious supporters or anyone else. We give analysis and opinion. And despite this I am not going to self promote, I just like offering light to those trembling in the dark. Is that such a bad thing?

And on the al Maliki thing, yes he was democratically elected. As democratically elected as Najibullah was in Afghanistan and as democratically elected as Hamas was in Palestine. Pssst! Democracy is a slippery slope because you can't always ensure in a fair poll your boy will win. See Jim Crow voting laws in the South to disenfranchise millions of black voters for a century. Now that all Americans have their right to vote enforced politcal operatives have started cheating with abandon. See the new hampshire GOP phone jamming thing in 2002. When the democrats cheat we'll be right there with a bright spotlight on the truth.

"It's not the economy this time it's the Truth, stupid."

Yep, Greg, that's right on the side of Truth. No political ideology should trump the Constitution and no fear should make America put aside her ethic of fairness and justice.

Just because terror has come to American shores does not mean the President is above the law. And I did not "lionize" that triumvirate I was pointing out that among these "evils" the current administration has limited the capability of only one of them the one they put before a ginned up court. They should have done the honorable thing and shot him summarily the day after they caught him since the Geneva Conventions don't matter.

Here's a question: Why not just round up everyone who thinks differently from Americans in a big camp and just burn them all? Problem solved.

I use such an offensive analogy to make this point. Control is not the goal of the globe America is now a nation that relies on energy trade with others to exist. A continued arrogance by future chief executives no matter what their political affiliation will lead to America become a third world nation as the fuel, food and electricity runs out.

As nostalgic as you are of pioneer days and the good old fifties without the "civilization" of creature comforts and excess America would be in deep kimchee. But of course you'll come up with some cutesy spin phrase to parry away this entire post. It is difficult to look into the mirror and see potential demise is it not?

Oh and someone wanted to know who Doug Coe is he's the informal head of the Fellowship Foundation and i bet Carol knedw who he was because she didn't say anything. Coe is the organizer of the National Prayer Breakfast and advocates a form of government called "Jesus plus nothing" which would put alot of people in camps all over the world if they didn't pray right.

I could provide links but you guys know where they are.


1:08 PM  

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