Saturday, September 16, 2006

How Liberals Fight Terrorism

National Security is the least of their concerns, according to the Washington Post:

(House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's) opening statement covered a full range of Democratic issues: fiscal responsibility. The minimum wage. The trade deficit. Student loans. Health care. Energy independence. Social Security. Medicare.
Then came the questions. "This is now the third election in a row in which they've raised security issues just before the election," the first questioner said of the Republicans. "Why won't it work for them a third time?"
"We won't be Swift-boated on the national security issue," the minority leader maintained.
"As you know," came the follow-up, Republicans "are citing past votes by you and other Democrats."
Pelosi was defensive. "I have five children," she said. "Five grandchildren, going on six. And I consider myself the ultimate security mom." By way of clarification, she felt compelled to add: "Democrats are committed to hunting down Osama bin Laden."
A third questioner pointed out that Republicans have regained the lead on national security. "This is what, I guess, campaigns will be about," Pelosi conceded with some reluctance. "It shouldn't be about national security."