I had planned to post a point by point response to the Democrat response but since Harry Reid made no valid points and reminds me too much of my grandfather, I will pass on his incoherent ramblings. Ms. Pelosi is an entirely different story. I am firmly convinced that she does not exist on our plane of reality, or on the oft chance she is just regurgitating the “company line”, the Democrats are in even more trouble then we think and their savior Howard Dean will only marginalize them further. Here is the full text of the response if you care to read it.
Light them if you got them because here we go on the wild ride that is Nancy Pelosi.
We all know that the
Maybe this statement was meant for Teddy Kennedy and she forgot who she was talking to? No one except certain voices on the left is calling for a policy of “cut and run”.
Despite the best efforts of our troops and their Iraqi counterparts,
Hmm, maybe last January. Last time I checked we just had free and open elections in an environment much different then what Pelosi just described.
We have never heard a clear plan from this Administration for ending our presence in
Again, was she even listening to the speech or maybe read it prior to making these wild claims? The President laid out a very clear plan for our withdrawal and then four conditions that must be met.
First, responsibility for Iraqi security must be transferred to the Iraqis as soon as possible. This action is long overdue. The top priority for the
Ok, Earth to
See the previous point, but I will explain this for those riding the short bus or card-carrying members of the Democrat party. It is a waste of time and money to try and rebuild infrastructure with terrorists running around blowing stuff up. Security first then rebuild and create jobs, common sense is short of supply in leftists now a days.
Third, regional diplomacy must be intensified. Diplomacy can lessen the political problems in
Huh, so far diplomacy in the region has lead to interference in
Despite the Administration's rhetoric, airline cargo still goes uninspected, shipping containers go unscreened, and our railroads and power plants are not secure. Police officers and firefighters across
Chew on this fact: More than $18 billion has been awarded to state and local governments to protect the homeland. Source In my book that will secure a lot of “stuff”. Ultimately, like much of the funding that the government gives to the states, it is the decision of the state how the money is spent unless otherwise dictated. I seem to recall back in 2003 the states were crying poor on homeland security issues and as a direct result the budget of the Homeland Security Department for fiscal year 2005 was increased to provide more funds to the states, to the tune of oh I don’t know, maybe 18 billion dollars. Nice try
The greatest threats to our homeland security are the tons of biological, chemical, and even nuclear materials that are unaccounted for or unguarded. The President says the right words about the threat, but he has failed to take action commensurate with it.
Did she not hear the President say that we have a coalition of nations actively working to secure BNC materials? Does she not read the newspaper? How about the 2.5 billion the Homeland Security Department is scheduled to spend on our defenses against BNC? That’s billion with a B. Source 3.
For three years, the President has failed to put together a comprehensive plan to protect
Ever hear of the Bush Doctrine? Have one of your staffers Google it you clueless wonder. Better yet let me explain it in simple terms even a liberal from
I have to say that I did not expect much from the Democratic response and I was not disappointed. If this is the best they have to offer then the President will surely pass all of his proposals and then some. I think the real large scale defections from the Democrat party to either a yet to be created 3rd party or to the Republican party will happen pretty soon. The current version of the Democrat party has nothing to offer its members or the country other then obstructionism. That’s not going to get them far in today’s information overload age. Sleep well