Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A State of the Art Address

I'm sure the mainstream media will try to make the arrest of the mentally troubled Cindy Sheehan the story, but in case you missed it, the president gave a great speech.

He addressed the hate-filled tone of Washington this way:

In a system of two parties, two chambers, and two elected branches, there will always be differences and debate. But even tough debates can be conducted in a civil tone, and our differences cannot be allowed to harden into anger.

One of my favorite parts was when he commented on the anti-war (anti-Bush) blather from the Dems in Congress:

Yet there is a difference between responsible criticism that aims for success, and defeatism that refuses to acknowledge anything but failure. Hindsight alone is not wisdom. And second-guessing is not a strategy.

Of the NSA electronic surveillance program he commented:

If there are people inside our country who are talking with al-Qaida, we want to know about it — because we will not sit back and wait to be hit again.

And there was this simple statement for those American who still haven't figured it out:

And I will continue to nominate men and women [to the courts] who understand that judges must be servants of the law, and not legislate from the bench.

The antics of the Democrats, Cindy and others, are a kind of window into the character of the Left. It wins them no victories but rather clears the waters. One group, one party... moves ahead with courage, honor, and a serious dedication to our future and its challenges. The other group disrupts, acts out, criticizes, and points its finger. Adults can tell who the adults are. Honest folk can discern leadership from the worst of politics.

1 comment:

janice said...

Great post, sumed up perfectly. The democratic party has morphed into a protest movement.