“Republicans would rather keep you scared than keep you safe.”
That’s all we should be hearing from Democratic candidates, right now, as the GOP wages its slanderous Swift-Boat worthy campaign to paint Democratic victories as victories for al Qaeda.
But, of course, that would take coordination, or leadership, or party discipline or one of those many other qualities that seem to escape the party at the moment…
The Democratic party has nothing to hide from in its record fighting terror.
Meanwhile it’s the GOP led Congress and the War President who received all those D’s and F’s from the 9/11 Commission, it’s the Republican leadership that has identified more terror targets in Indiana than New York City or California, it’s the Department of Homeland Security that couldn’t protect the citizens of New Orleans from a strike by WMD — weather of mass destruction — despite nearly a week of advance warning.
The one thing the Republican party does seem skilled at however is playing the fear card, making Amercians believe that they’re the only ones committed to the nation’s safety and that Democratic rule will mean death for your children.
Forget that ports are unprotected and still do not have the detection equipment needed to guard against the import of nuclear materials, that chemical company lobbyists win out over your kids when it comes to safeguarding the transport and storage of chlorine and other toxics that could be transformed into chemical weapons with a well placed bomb, that the a far greater threat than Iran’s nuclear ambitions are those thousands of loose nukes the administration has failed to secure in former Soviet states, or that, oh yeah, Osama bin Laden is still at large.
But watch out for those Democrats. They’ll kill you.