It’s kind of an axiom that one of the elements in Democrats’ George H.W. Bush Derangement Syndrome was his somewhat less appeasing stance toward our enemies. The fact that he had the temerity to assert that, yes, the USA actually has enemies was yet more stone to grind their axes with.
How many times did the rest of us have to hear it???
“If we’d just be a positive partner of the World Stage instead of just bombing people…”
This is interesting and leads well into the central point…
On one hand, Democrats believe that the U.S. can and should maintain or advance its interests by playing nicer, taking less of a roll and letting others take their “piece of the pie” in the World.
On the other hand, they have sized up the Republican Party, the TEA Party or even anyone who simply dares criticize Back Obama as extremist enemies of the State.
“THOSE PEOPLE act only in their own self- interest and will destroy America if left unchallenged. They are mouth-breathing, know-nothing, bigoted, neanderthal Koch-suckers!!!”
So I must ask, which of these lines do Democrat acolytes really believe?
One would like to think that they would have figured out the Vlad Putins, Hamas, ISIS, and Irans of the World much, much sooner if they could apply that same sense of RealPolitik to our Geopolitical adversaries as they do to their fellow Americans who actually only have principled and, yes, rational objections to Democrat policies.
…or are the political opponents who challenge them at the ballot box and in the poll of public opinion SO inhuman that they literally defy all prediction of how persons actually behave and hence cannot be treated as such??? I’m not saying there aren’t wingnuts but they are not the majority. What’s more they exist on BOTH sides!
You name it! If it isn’t the Military-Industrial establishment it’s the Koch Brothers. If it isn’t the 1%, it’s corporations. If it isn’t Republicans, it’s the TEA Party. If it isn’t climate deniers, it’s the Christians. If it isn’t the racists, it’s the misogynists. If it isn’t the oathkeepers, it’s the Flat-Earthers…. I could go on with this a while.
When all you have is a match to light fires, everything and everyone becomes a straw men to burn.
This need for an enemy to make Liberal rhetoric work is what is polarizing the country and pulling us apart.
We are not the enemy! The time has come to stop treating conservatives and libertarians like we are and to start acting with the same accord you wish to see the USA act with on the World Stage.
It’s our country too!