why do liberals keep supporting the enemy? should we also consider them like the Taliban?
.I concur that senator McCain is the right choice and not the ":Post Turtle": who has been nominated. As for liberals, I don’t believe it is ALL liberals support the enemy, just the Sean Penns, Susan Sarandons and the ones who would schmooze with the enemy, and those who buy into the BS by the media..
However, I find these comments very much akin to my way of thinking about America, and why do we need such a big change?
As most of you know I am not a President Bush fan, nor have I ever been, but this is not about Bush, it is about us, as Americans, and it seems to hit the mark.
‘The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some Poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right?
The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the President.
In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just ain’t happy and want a change. So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, ‘What are we so unhappy about?”
A.. Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?
B.. Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter?
C.. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?
D. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?
E.. Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state?
F.. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?
G.. I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough either.
H. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.
I.. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.
J.. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames, thus saving you, your family, and your belongings.
K.. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss.
L.. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers own cell phones and computers.
M.. How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?
Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.
Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. , yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don’t have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.
I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me?
Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn’t take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad? Think about it……are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the ‘Media’ told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day. Make no mistake about it.
The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country. They didn’t have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ”general” discharge, an ‘other than honorable” discharge or, worst case scenario, a ”dishonorable” discharge after a few days in the brig.
So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans?
Say what you want but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by ‘justifying’ them in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like OJ. Simpson to write a book about how he didn’t kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way……Insane!
Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as country. There is exponentially more good than bad. We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative.’ ‘With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, ‘Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?’
Well, the only danger is if they assassinate Musharraf, but as long as he’s on the helm, I don’t think Israel is in danger. If anyone should be worried, it would be India, since they have more of a beef with each other. I would not bomb the Pakistani/Afghan border for one good reason. Pakistan is fighting Islamic terrorist within their borders, and the US bombing them would only weaken his hold on his authority. What we should do, is provide them with money, weapons and intelligence reports. Why? He needs money to pay off his security forces, if they are well paid, they will be loyal to him. That is the bottom line. Weapons to facilitate surgical strikes, and intelligence reports, to give him targets or leads so that his security forces can follow up. To be effective on the war on terror, we need to be smart about it. We can’t go around toppling govt’s or weakening them to the point of exposing them to militants.
I will vote for McCain as well. And as much as I am not a fan of liberals we cannot treat them like terrorists. Tempting though…
Liberals don’t support the enemy. They just don’t see the war in iraq as an effective measure against terrorism.
Man.. People like you make me ashamed to be Conservative… Calling a Liberal terrorist is the same as calling a Conservative racist. Just. Plain. Wrong.
Sure, their are some Racist conservatives, and some liberals who support terrorists, But the two are not one and the same.
What enemy? Who is the enemy? Where does he live, and how do we wage war against him? What is it that McCain suggests that leads you to think he knows what he’s talking about?
If you can’t answer the questions, or attack me for asking them, then you don’t know enough to have a meaningful opinion on the subject. And neither, based on what he says, does McCain.
*sigh* If Resident Bush would lie about WMD’s what’s to say he’s not lying about this ":war on terrorism":. Why do you conservatives keep crying about McCain being the ":right choice":? Your vote won’t elect the president in November anyway.
I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD GO THAT FAR. I DO FEEL THAT MANY OF THEM BY THEIR COMMENTS OFFER AID &: COMFORT TO THE ENEMY.
Jay, travel to Pakistan, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and TELL ME than if Islamic terror is actually decreasing.
The world is a dangerous place,thinking it’s not is foolish.