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Not Even the Defeatocrats Would Be This Stupid…

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005

…would they?

The six were Republican Sens. Larry Craig of Idaho, John Sununu of New Hampshire and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Democrats Richard Durbin of Illinois, Kenneth Salazar of Colorado and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. Feingold vowed to launch a filibuster, which would scuttle the Patriot Act extension unless 60 senators opposed his effort. Some Republicans said Democrats would be foolhardy to block an “anti-terrorism” bill on the eve of an election year.

Let’s see, the Democrats will filibuster the Patriot Act? I guess it fits the mould. They appear to believe Americans want to lose the war as much as they do. An amazing example of political suicide by a once great party.

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Required Reading: VDH on Dean, Kerry and Murtha

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005

Another wonderful peice of wisdom from this nations foremost military historian. And here, at the end:

When Saddam was removed in a brilliant three-week campaign, few anticipated that the subsequent effort to craft democracy in his wake would evolve into a conflict for the very heart of the Middle East. Most feared that postbellum Afghanistan would be the harder task — given the wealthier and more secular nature of Iraqi society.

Instead the war, as wars almost always do, has morphed into something quite different than expected — a regional referendum on Lebanon, the future of Syria, reform movements in the Gulf and Egypt, about-faces in Pakistan and Libya, and continued pressure on a soon-to-be-nuclear Iran. And despite the heartbreak of 2,100 deaths, we are not just winning in Iraq, but on the verge of something far larger, and more permanent: not a return to the ancient caliphate or another dictatorship, but the real chance for the birth of a new Middle East that takes its place at last among responsible nations.

All that was impossible to envision without the prior American removal of Saddam Hussein — now reduced to a pathetic deposed tyrant, railing against his victims and in his misery calling those “terrorists” who did not give him clean underwear. He plays the role of the dying thug right out the pages of Plutarch; all that is missing are Sulla’s worms.

Dean, Kerry, and Murtha are bright and good men who rightly worry that more Americans will die in a far-off place for a cause that they think is now hopeless. But to follow their apparently popular advice would lead to an abject national disaster as well as calamity for their own party. In short, they have become metaphors of why even Democrats are uneasy about voting for Democrats.

More importantly, the Democrats spent the last quarter century, following Vietnam and Jimmy Carter, trying to reestablish their lost fides on national defense (which were once unquestionable in the age of FDR, Truman, JFK, and senator Henry Jackson). If Joe Lieberman cannot save mainstream Democrats from themselves, perhaps the Iraqis who vote on December 15 can.

Scoop Jackson would become a Republican in a heartbeat. It would not surprise me to find Joe Lieberman making the switch in 2006, if his party continues to leave him behind in their rush off the cliff of cowardice.

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Purple Finger Day: December 15th

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005


This is a great idea. Can’t think of a better way to support the elections in Iraq than sporting my own Purple Finger on December 15th. A note for Democrats: You would be wise not to repeat your recent history by getting a finger purple by hitting yourself with a hammer…use dye like the free people of Iraq, okay?

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Retreat and Defeat: The GOP Strikes Back

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005

A great new video from the GOP. Dean, Boxer,and Kerry, oh my. But wait, they took their statements out of context, cherry picked them! Yeah, that’s what they did…right? Right? That sound you hear are the crickets in the background. The only thing this video missed was Kerry next line after accusing American Soldiers of terrorizing women and children. He said that was the job of the Iraqi soldiers. Useful Idiots.

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A New Cartoon: Gaggle

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005

Day by Day has been running on Liberty Just in Case for awhile now, to (mostly) rave reviews. We’ve decided to add Gaggle as well. Gaggle, from Newsbusters.org, is far closer to the truth than The New York Times ever thought of being. Let us know if two cartoons at the beginning are too much. If you like Gaggle, the link will take you to past cartoons.

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Not Even the Defeatocrats Would Be This Stupid…

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005

…would they?

The six were Republican Sens. Larry Craig of Idaho, John Sununu of New Hampshire and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Democrats Richard Durbin of Illinois, Kenneth Salazar of Colorado and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. Feingold vowed to launch a filibuster, which would scuttle the Patriot Act extension unless 60 senators opposed his effort. Some Republicans said Democrats would be foolhardy to block an “anti-terrorism” bill on the eve of an election year.

Let’s see, the Democrats will filibuster the Patriot Act? I guess it fits the mould. They appear to believe Americans want to lose the war as much as they do. An amazing example of political suicide by a once great party.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Required Reading: VDH on Dean, Kerry and Murtha

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005

Another wonderful peice of wisdom from this nations foremost military historian. And here, at the end:

When Saddam was removed in a brilliant three-week campaign, few anticipated that the subsequent effort to craft democracy in his wake would evolve into a conflict for the very heart of the Middle East. Most feared that postbellum Afghanistan would be the harder task � given the wealthier and more secular nature of Iraqi society.

Instead the war, as wars almost always do, has morphed into something quite different than expected � a regional referendum on Lebanon, the future of Syria, reform movements in the Gulf and Egypt, about-faces in Pakistan and Libya, and continued pressure on a soon-to-be-nuclear Iran. And despite the heartbreak of 2,100 deaths, we are not just winning in Iraq, but on the verge of something far larger, and more permanent: not a return to the ancient caliphate or another dictatorship, but the real chance for the birth of a new Middle East that takes its place at last among responsible nations.

All that was impossible to envision without the prior American removal of Saddam Hussein � now reduced to a pathetic deposed tyrant, railing against his victims and in his misery calling those �terrorists� who did not give him clean underwear. He plays the role of the dying thug right out the pages of Plutarch; all that is missing are Sulla�s worms.

Dean, Kerry, and Murtha are bright and good men who rightly worry that more Americans will die in a far-off place for a cause that they think is now hopeless. But to follow their apparently popular advice would lead to an abject national disaster as well as calamity for their own party. In short, they have become metaphors of why even Democrats are uneasy about voting for Democrats.

More importantly, the Democrats spent the last quarter century, following Vietnam and Jimmy Carter, trying to reestablish their lost fides on national defense (which were once unquestionable in the age of FDR, Truman, JFK, and senator Henry Jackson). If Joe Lieberman cannot save mainstream Democrats from themselves, perhaps the Iraqis who vote on December 15 can.

Scoop Jackson would become a Republican in a heartbeat. It would not surprise me to find Joe Lieberman making the switch in 2006, if his party continues to leave him behind in their rush off the cliff of cowardice.

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Purple Finger Day: December 15th

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005


This is a great idea. Can’t think of a better way to support the elections in Iraq than sporting my own Purple Finger on December 15th. A note for Democrats: You would be wise not to repeat your recent history by getting a finger purple by hitting yourself with a hammer…use dye like the free people of Iraq, okay?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Retreat and Defeat: The GOP Strikes Back

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005

A great new video from the GOP. Dean, Boxer,and Kerry, oh my. But wait, they took their statements out of context, cherry picked them! Yeah, that’s what they did…right? Right? That sound you hear are the crickets in the background. The only thing this video missed was Kerry next line after accusing American Soldiers of terrorizing women and children. He said that was the job of the Iraqi soldiers. Useful Idiots.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

A New Cartoon: Gaggle

Posted by Mark on December 9, 2005

Day by Day has been running on Liberty Just in Case for awhile now, to (mostly) rave reviews. We’ve decided to add Gaggle as well. Gaggle, from Newsbusters.org, is far closer to the truth than The New York Times ever thought of being. Let us know if two cartoons at the beginning are too much. If you like Gaggle, the link will take you to past cartoons.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »