The Counterpoint

October 20, 2004

The real fear-mongerers

I didn't read much news tonight, because I was too wrapped up in watching the Red Sox obliterate the real Evil Empire. In addition, I have been backed up with homework for the past couple of days, meaning blogs and news have had to get put on the back-burner.

After the game ended I sat down to get caught up on things, and no more than ten minutes in I found this post by Beldar (maybe the most underrated blogger out there). It's odd how fast you can go from exhilaration to fury.

The Democrats have been assaulting George Bush and company through the entire campaign season, tagging him as a fear-mongering candidate. Of course, they are attacking the wrong man. Who is it that is always talking about how we're going to lose social security, that the children of the future are going to be paralyzed by the strain of our current budget deficit, prescription drugs are going to go skyrocket even higher than they are, and we are all going to lose our jobs to people in the U.A.E? Do those sound like Republican talking points to you?

The latest Democratic craze has been talking about some impending conscription return if we see another four years of President Bush. This in spite of the fact that (a) Bush has already categorically stated that there will not be a draft and (b) both major bills (One in the House, One in the Senate) pushing to reinstate the draft were authored by Democrats. (Go here and search for "reinstate draft" to read more on the bills.) Oh yeah -- the House version was defeated 402-2 (there has been no action on the Senate version).

Still, they continue with this draft nonsense. I just don't get it.

Anyway, go to Beldar's post and read some of the ridiculous, and by the way, inappropriate (satirical or not) things the Democrats are saying now.

Some people's kids.

Update: Not surprisingly, the folks at Powerline have weighed in on this.


At October 21, 2004 at 2:58 AM, Blogger Dean Esmay said...

Interesting thing is, this sort of thing is as likely to force Kerry to the right as to the left. It would be interesting to see which direction he'd choose. His background says left, but that's in being Senator from Mass where such moves are opportunistically favorable.


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