No, Democrats Are Traitors
I’ve gone back and forth with this in my own mind and reached the conclusion months ago that it makes more sense to acknowledge it, than to sweep it under the bed.
Hugh Hewitt posted basically a harmless bit today:
And while staying mostly neutral, OTB is pointing out that some would take exception to Hewitt’s rhetoric.
I’ve touched on the topic numerous times before and will refrain from it in this post to avoid biasing the discussion. Those wishing for a clue, however, can consult my feeds of the “best written right-of-center blogs” with whom “Even if if you disagree with their worldview, you’ll learn something from them without being insulted in the process.”
To cast the words and actions of the majority of high profile Democrats over the last five years as anything other than treasonous means you either don’t view the threat from Islamo-fascism as being as genuine and significant as I believe it is, or you are simply interested in playing nice, as opposed to pointing out the truth.
Our Nation embarked on the war in Iraq with over seventy-percent approval from the population and overwhelming support for it from politicians on both sides. Yet, seeking purely partisan political victory at home, the Democrat Party has consistently pulled out all the stops to undermine the effort and has succeeded in running it down.
That isn’t to say that there aren’t grounds for some real criticism of Bush, Rumsfeld and Co. But improving our chances for victory while under the Bush administration is clearly never what the hyperbolic Democrat criticism has been about. Were a Democrat President engaged in many of the initiatives the Bush administration has undertaken, we wouldn’t be hearing a peep out of the so many Democrats that we regularly do.
When one puts their own parochial desires over a greater goal which must be achieved and in the process consistently undermines the very effort being exerted, how can it be seen as anything other than a betrayal of America, one coming at an extremely critical time?
The world view of the Left is incredibly dangerous for America. They long ago abandoned reasonableness for acting more like an agent provocateur for our enemies, inadvertently, or not. One can pretend it isn’t so to keep our political discourse nice. Yet, ultimately, it’s simply true in the end.
Too many people in America don’t take the Iraq War, the global war on terror and the threat from the global creep of Islamo-fascism seriously enough for my comfort. And if people and the country are going to start taking seriously that which we undoubtedly should, then perhaps it’s time for the rhetoric to start taking a shift to the serious, first.
Given their currently held views, what a Democrat majority would likely bring about in this country can’t be described as anything but incredibly dangerous for America. So, why is it we should feel compelled to portray that which is so dangerous as plain old everyday political back and forth?
It simply isn’t. It’s a misguided ideology put forth by a number of empty suits. And ignorance of what is crucial to America’s survival in today’s world is every bit as treacherous as some of the dangers themselves. We are less than a decade away from nuclear arms and long range missiles falling into the hands of enemies of America who have given us every reason to believe they would use them. I’m not content to allow the political views of those who would allow that to happen to be called anything less than it is.
It’s as much a form of treason as anything else which could easily and ultimately lead to massive destruction and suffering for America as a whole. There was a time when it was said politics in America stopped at the waters edge. Thanks to contemporary Democrats, that is no longer true. And there is nothing wrong in pointing it out as forcefully as we can.