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Friday, September 6, 2013

 

Democrats: Victims of Their Own Success

Democrats: Victims of Their Own Success
http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2013/09/
democrats-victims-of-their-own-success_7.html


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Karma has a funny way of coming back around doesn't it. Sooner or later lies resurface and there is NO escaping the end results...
16) "Setting out to purposefully humiliate and cripple an American President on the international stage when he is a Republican might have been a mistake because elephants have long memories; and,"
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Yep
Aint that a fact to come back and bite em.

The solution is simple for them.
They'll just deny ever having said any of those things.
There, now they're the good guys.
See how easy that was?
Never doubt the power of good lies.
Especially when your base doesn't know or care what's going on in the world.
As long as they get their free stuff.
Detroit city is a prime example of political success.
You know, all this is very acceptable...and expected considering the sources. I kinda like these excerpts from a high ranking soldier's recent write-up:
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Senior administration officials made matters worse with their arrogant statements about the war and the troops’ plight — such as when then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz casually dismissed then-Gen. Eric Shinseki’s troop predictions as “wildly off the mark.” Or when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld glibly told troops scavenging for vehicle armor in Kuwait that “you go to war with the army you have.”

To those serving in Iraq at the time or preparing to go, like I was, these statements suggested that our Republican leaders cared little about the people they were sending into harm’s way.
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We now know that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction on March 19, 2003, when U.S. troops invaded. This false casus belli alone would have been enough to tarnish the Republican brand. However, the Bush administration compounded that error with its failure to admit the existence of the insurgency, let alone plan for it, and its failure to provide adequate resources — until the troop surge of January 2007.
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In addition to tarnishing Republicans’ reputation on defense, the Iraq war caused divisions that still plague the GOP. Beginning in 2002 and 2003, fissures grew between the neoconservative champions of the war, such as Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, and the Republican foreign policy establishment, represented by men such as Brent Scowcroft, Robert Gates and Colin Powell, who sharply criticized the Bush administration’s initiation and handling of the war.
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Iraq-related spending also drove a wedge between the tea party and establishment Republicans who believed in spending more on the war and on defense generally. These fractures severely weakened the Republican Party on national security, and Democrats took advantage.

More than any other issue, Obama’s opposition to the Iraq war helped him unite the Democratic base and win the nomination in 2008. The conflict also gave Democrats a chance to find their voice on national security: They fused criticism of the war’s management and its cost to American interests abroad with support for veterans and military personnel at home. By backing the Post-Sept. 11 GI Bill and expressing concern about the treatment of veterans and service members, the Democrats improved their relationships with the veteran and military community, which had been strained since Vietnam. This rebranding helped the party immeasurably, as I experienced while leading the president’s outreach to veterans during the 2008 campaign.



Yep, it sure does come back and bite. The large and in charge of national security (R)'s made such a boo-boo that they're scared sh*tless to be involved now...as are some (D)'s that were wrecklessly sold on the war. I really like that 'no escaping' part...it's on its' way.
This is an excerpt from Obama's 2002 speech against the war in Iraq:
Those are the battles that we need to fight. Those are the battles that we willingly join. The battles against ignorance and intolerance. Corruption and greed. Poverty and despair. The consequences of war are dire, the sacrifices immeasurable. We may have occasion in our lifetime to once again rise up in defense of our freedom, and pay the wages of war. But we ought not — we will not — travel down that hellish path blindly. Nor should we allow those who would march off and pay the ultimate sacrifice, who would prove the full measure of devotion with their blood, to make such an awful sacrifice in vain.
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And now, he wants to Bomb Syria? If that isn't the "Kettle calling the Pot black", Then I don't know what is...!!!
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