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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Once Great But Now Weird Party

Matt Bondy, a commentator for a Canadian newspaper, writes about how the Democratic Party has changed since the time of JFK.
They say things are too hard in Iraq. They say, through their leader in the Senate, that the war is "lost." They say America can't hold the line in Iraq and turn the country around.

In another time, and about other places, similar words were spoken. But not by Democrats in our fathers' era.

Disturbed by his countrymen's pessimism and trepidation during the Cold War, Kennedy declared, "I hear it said that West Berlin is military untenable. So was Bastogne, and so, in fact, was Stalingrad," referring to two well-known sieges of the Second World War.

"Any danger spot is tenable if men -- brave men -- make it so."

Well, OK I guess today's Democratic leaders have found a cause they believe is worth fighting for, spending time on the Senate floor attacking Rush Limbaugh over a phony issue.

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