I just read a CNN article on the Democrats proposed national security plan for if they controlled both the House and Senate in 2006. What frustrates me the most is our spineless reaction to their constant lies and accusations. Cheney made one comment on the matter and no other Republicans countered Pelosi and Reid's statements. We really need to defend our decisions and why the Republicans are strong on national security. Obviously Pelosi and Reid (when did they become the Democratic spokespeople?) promised over-generalized, vague efforts that they think will appease the public:
But Democrats suggest they will double the number of Special Forces and add more spies to increase the chances of finding al Qaeda's elusive leader.
They say: "We will ensure 2006 is a year of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty, with the Iraqis assuming primary responsibility for security and governing their country and with the responsible redeployment of U.S. forces."
All of the promises are only stemmed of what the "polls" show - unpopularity with the war and bin Laden. It's funny because this is just a political stunt 7 months before the 2006 elections. Nothing will change if they take over - they'll just make these wild promises and when they win, they'll retract their comments or blame the existing Republicans.
I really hope that the public doesn't fall for this Pelosi/Reid magic trick where they're trying to pull the "wool over their eyes." I'm slightly nervous though when considering our current situation. At the rate we're going, I think we might just lose control in the House and Senate or at least lose a substantial number of seats.
We need to come out as a party against these false promises. We need to tighten our borders. We need to cut spending. We need to act Republican and stop being a bunch of pansies. Our platform hasn't changed and the majority of the country hasn't changed, we're just getting caught up in all of the lies from the MSM and the left.
On another note, this line from the article also perked some interest:
Democratic strategists say their polling shows Democrats leading in all other areas -- such as the economy, health care, education and retirement security -- and having closed a gap in polls with Republicans on national security.
I'm really curious to find out who they are polling and with what methods...