Carol Platt Liebau: Dangerously Incompetent

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dangerously Incompetent

Just how feckless -- and how untrustworthy -- some Democrats are when it comes to national security issues has been highlighted this week. First, it's the effort to "revise" FISA in a way that would force intelligence officers to jump through unprecedented hoops in order to gather intelligence to protect Americans. Democrat leaders have, thankfully, been forced to pull this pernicious piece of legislation from the House floor.

The fate of the Armenian genocide resolution -- which threatens the US relationship with Turkey at a particularly delicate time in the Iraq war (who says Democrats care more than Republicans about diplomacy?) -- is also, thankfully, in doubt.

No wonder Congress is languishing with an 11% approval rating. Democrats might want to take heed of Democrat Nikki Tsongas' narrow win a special election -- in a district John Kerry carried by 17 points.

If Republicans can highlight the extent to which Democrat "leadership" is both dangerous and ineffective, then Dems had better not be counting their chickens for next year's election. Chances are that 2006 reflected dissastifaction with the status quo rather than an endorsement of the left-wing policies that Democrats seem determined try to pursue.


Blogger Greg said...

I don't know what the outcome of the next elections will be. But I GUARANTEE* you that the 2006 elections were NOT an endorsement of the crazy left wing ideology represented by MoveOn, Pelosi, Reid, & company.

* Said guarantee carries all the weight that should properly be accorded a nearly annonymous commenter on any given blog.

5:58 AM  
Blogger The Very Sane Woman Who Points Out the Obvious said...

Republicans tried to paint their losses of the 2006 election as a reflection of voters' dissatisfaction with the party because of the scandals surrounding the GOP, Foley, Cuningham, etc.

There actually was more dissatisfaction with the war on Iraq. That was the biggest factor in the election.

The Democrats' failure to deliver on getting us out of this mess is why Congress has an approval rating of 11%.

Since its inception, a good number of constitutional scholars have pointed out that FISA is inadequate to protect Americans from big government. I agree.

The Bush administration was circumventing FISA even before 9-11. That goes to show you how much warrantless spying will do for you.

They also want to retroactively shield communications companies from lawsuits that might arise from their cooperation with the domestic spying. This is unAmerican.

In this country if someone or some company transgresses against you, you have the right to seek justice.

11:05 AM  

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