March 15, 2006

Duck and Cover

"It's like trying to hit a bullet with a bullet."

Sure, we could be talking about the ballistic missile intercept program, but we're not.

We're talking about much more elusive targets:

"I haven't read it," demurred Barack Obama (Ill.).

"I just don't have enough information," protested Ben Nelson (Neb.). "I really can't right now," John Kerry (Mass.) said as he hurried past a knot of reporters -- an excuse that fell apart when Kerry was forced into an awkward wait as Capitol Police stopped an aide at the magnetometer.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) brushed past the press pack, shaking her head and waving her hand over her shoulder. When an errant food cart blocked her entrance to the meeting room, she tried to hide from reporters behind the 4-foot-11 Barbara Mikulski (Md.).

"Ask her after lunch," offered Clinton's spokesman, Philippe Reines. But Clinton, with most of her colleagues, fled the lunch out a back door as if escaping a fire.

Even though Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold was firing blanks in his pandering to the far left for his expected '08 Democratic Presidential primary run, the shots scattered Senate Democrats as effectively as live rounds.

While Democrats are more than willing to play partisan politics with American lives as they continue attacking the President for his executive order authorizing an NSA terrorist surveillance program, they are not willing to put their own reputations on the lines during an election year, even if they believe the program is wrong.

Cowardly to the core?


But this is politics, and today's Democrats have a tradition of trying to hide what the really believe in order to get elected.

As this is an election year, Democrats are more than willing to snipe at the President if they think it helps them. They'll quickly turn and run, however—as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and almost every other Democrat has done—if there is the threat of any accountability for their actions from voters.

Top Democrats cannot say what they really feel, which is in line with Radical Russ and the Soros wing of the party that finances their campaigns, because they'd then lose the moderate voter that they must have to win elections. For Democrats, being pinned down and forced to display their true colors (white or yellow) is a losing proposition.

They have no choice now but to duck and cover, and hope they can outlast the storm.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 15, 2006 10:54 AM | TrackBack

After they duck and cover, they are going to cut and run. It's a classic liberal tactic :)

Posted by: Kevin at March 15, 2006 12:36 PM

Awesome catch, and great job of kicking while they are down. They deserve it!

Posted by: Ray Robison at March 15, 2006 02:51 PM

The Demos are acting like a bunch of weenies.

Still politics are politics and Democrats are no worse than Republicans in 'hiding what they really believe in to get elected."

No monopopoly there.

What Republican came out and said 'vote for me and I promise to turn the country back into a Christian theocracy in a perpetual state of war'?

Posted by: ArthurStone at March 15, 2006 07:01 PM

"What Republican came out and said 'vote for me and I promise to turn the country back into a Christian theocracy in a perpetual state of war'?"

He'd get my vote!

Posted by: Constantine at March 15, 2006 09:34 PM

'promise to turn the country back into a Christian theocracy'

Back? Damn, I knew I was born too late.


Posted by: toby928 at March 15, 2006 09:48 PM

Back into a Christian theocracy? What have you been smoking, Thurston? It never was a theocracy; it never will be a theocracy; and no Republicans running for office ever made such a stupid promise.

Stick with your "artsie" stuff, Stoned One. You're in way over your head on any other subjects.

Posted by: Retired Spy at March 16, 2006 10:37 AM

What Stoned One can't understand is that, politically speaking (especially on the strategic and then tactical arenas), the left is a bunch of bumbling talking heads. Why did people like Reagan so much - because you knew what he would do. He didn't waffle like Clinton - remember he took more public opinion polls than any other president - and acted on them no matter if he was changing his stance on an issue or not. Bush is a strong leader and has hung together no matter what the left throws at him.

Feingold just threw another monkey wrench into the Democrats works - and set them back again. But what do you expect from the party with Splash "I Didn't know I Belonge to That Club" Kennedy, Howard "AIIAIIAAAYEEEEEEEEE" Dean, Harry "We Killed the Patriot Act - But Then I Voted For It" Reid, etc. as their leaders?

Posted by: Specter at March 16, 2006 04:04 PM