Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Haircuts and Hatchet Jobs

June 26, 2007

In what I have to label as “silly season,” presidential candidates are jockeying around for positions for the next election, over a year away. They’re crying about whatever, presumably to gain support from voters and make some one else lose support. An example, I feel, would be John Edwards $400 haircut and all the attention it received. As silly as it might be, and more power to him if he can afford one, I have a difficult time accepting someone who lavishes himself with such as an advocate of the poverty stricken.

Let’s face it, of all the candidates from both party’s vying for their party’s nod, none are poor or even middle class. Bragging about humble beginnings has come to be expected, whether they really had such or not.

From an email received this week of the same title as above, from Jonathan Prince, Deputy Campaign Manager for Edwards makes the claim of “The whole Washington establishment wants [Edwards] campaign to go away,” adding, “Everyone who likes things just the way they are gets scared and goes on the attack. If they can't attack the substance, they'll create "scandals" any way they can.”

Presumably, we are afraid of John Edwards, also known as “the Breck Girl” for his fastidious attention to his hair. I wouldn’t call the attention given to his $400 haircut as a “scandal,” though, but more of a righteous ridicule.

If Mr. Prince thinks that was a “hatchet Job,” though, he better think again.

It was his candidate that requested Anti-war displays at Memorial Day events this year. It was his candidate that charged $55,000 for a speech to encouraging others to help the poor and who recently labeled the current War on Terror a bumper sticker slogan.

That being said, if they really wish to discuss ‘hatchet jobs,’ all we need do is look at the Democrat party since their loss in the 2000 election.

They have labeled George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice and nearly every other member of the Bush administration as incompetent, inept, stupid, greedy, diabolical, draft dodgers (even though they excused Bill Clinton’s actual draft dodging the previous 8 years) and many other names I don’t recall. It has been a steady drone of “Bush lied, men died.” Bush preconceived this war. Bush was behind the 9-11 attacks. He just wants the oil. You name it and they have said it, as long as it denigrates President Bush and his administration.

Al Gore, who Bush defeated fair and square, in spite of his attempts at stealing the 2000 election and years of sour grapes after, was heard screeching, "He betrayed this country! He played on our fears. He took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure dangerous to our troops, an adventure preordained and planned before 9/11 ever took place." No evidence of such was ever given, nor was any asked for by our media.

Even John Edwards has been heard saying, George Bush must be stopped!” From what, defending America, finally? No other administration from either party has stood up against the ever-rising tide of Jihadists to stop their push for world domination.

Even Hillary Clinton, who erroneously once claimed she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the first human to reach the peak of Mt. Everest, even though his feat wasn’t accomplished until years after her birth, has said of Bush, "I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington.” Neuman, for that don’t know, is the cartoon character and main doofus from Mad Magazine.

Even current Republican candidates appear to be either opposing President Bush or distancing themselves from him in their quest for the party nod.

The Edwards campaign can cry about “hatchet jobs” against them all they wish, but anyone with any sense of fairness or love of our American system can see clearly that the real hatchet job has been against George W. Bush, even with all of his faults.

Prince says, “Enough is enough. Together, we can put substance above cynicism and beat back these desperate attacks.” He’s right enough is enough. We are in a fight for the survival of our country. George Bush did not start it or plan it; he was the one who was in office when the worst terrorist attack in history hit our shores. He is the first president to take the fight back to the enemy of freedom and for that, he is unmercifully attacked on a daily basis.

We cannot afford a new leader who will withdraw from the fight and give the Jihadists two countries to base out of next time. We cannot afford a leader from either party who will weaken our defenses and not secure our borders, something Bush has also failed at. We do not need a leader who will give glib speeches and ignore the pressing issues of the rising tide of global terrorism.

What America needs is a man like Duncan Hunter or Fred Thompson taking over the reigns and continuing the fight to keep us free. For actual experience, my money goes to Hunter.

What we don’t need are whiners and pantywaists that ignore the growing dangers and threats of the Jihadists and who would allow the next 9/11 to happen. It is well past time Americans woke up and realized this fight is on, whether we want it or not. If we do not finish it now and just walk away again, as we have too many times in the past, we are just condemning our grandchildren to an even bloodier fight years from now.

Edwards’ campaign can whine about hatchet jobs all he wants. If we don’t defeat this rising threat of radical Islamic terrorists, the real hatchet job will soon follow and it won’t be words.



Flag Gazer said...

Sadly, I think the war will have to come to our shores before these people will understand - and then, they will still blame it on Bush.

Edwards is an empty vessel - it is his own fault people run away from him.

LewWaters said...

Edwards is about as useless a politician as I have ever seen.

Funny how they use Ann Coulter for her comment about about Edwards being killed by terrorists and they all ignored and some agreed when Bill Maher said how much better off the country would have been had Cheney gotten killed when in Afghanistan and a bomb went off. To the Edwards', it is just another thing to twist and use to raise money.

Then again, Elizabeth Edwards forgets her own comments when Edwards and Kerry decided to 'out' Mary Cheney as a lesbian and Lynn Cheney expressed anger about their choice.

And then, nearly half the country buys their B.S.

Then, they cry they are being attacked unfairly.