Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Some brief Oil/Water separation

Yes, in today's news, we have a classic Insoluble dilemma courtesy Matt Drudge and the WSJ.

Over at the AP, we have some nice pre-election Democrat rhetoric:

Democrats Offer National Security Platform
Mar 29 10:13 AM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

Congressional Democrats vow to provide U.S. agents with the resources to hunt down Osama bin Laden and ensure a "responsible redeployment of U.S. forces" from Iraq in 2006 in a national security policy statement House and Senate Democratic leaders were announcing Wednesday.

"We need a new direction on national security, and leaders with policies that are tough and smart. That is what Democrats offer," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday.

His counterpart in the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Democrats were providing a fresh strategy _ "one that is strong and smart, which understands the challenges America faces in a post 9/11 world, and one that demonstrates that Democrats are the party of real national security."

Republicans criticized the statement as an election-year stunt.

What in the world would give us evil conservative Republicans that idea?
It looks like they have already begun to secure that platform of national security. They had the dirigible-in-chief, Ted Kennedy, waddle out on the floor and co-host that wildly popular new reality show: Amnesty for Illegal Criminal Aliens.

Over at the WSJ Opinion Journal, we have some post-election action and the Democratic reaction you can expect to see.

I love the fact that Corzine's election podium has not even cooled-off yet.

Mr. Corzine won the Trenton statehouse last year by running as a tax cutter who'd raise property tax rebates by 40% over four years. "I'm not considering raising taxes. It's not on my agenda. We have a very high-rate tax structure. I'm not considering it," the then-U.S. Senator had vowed in October.

Well, last week Governor Corzine removed the Steve Forbes mask and submitted a record $30.9 billion budget that increases state spending by 9% and includes $1.5 billion in new levies. He wants to raise the already high state sales tax by 16% and extend it to services; hike taxes on cigarettes, alcohol and expensive cars; and create a new state water tax.

Say it isn't so! What do his shocked Democrat colleagues have to say?

While voters might feel misled by this 180-degree turn, Mr. Corzine is winning praise from fellow Democrats as a "straight shooter" brave enough to make "hard choices." Former Governor Jim Florio said, "I think this is an intellectually honest budget." Senator Robert Menendez, who was appointed to serve the remainder of Mr. Corzine's term, commended the Governor for submitting the "most honest, fiscally responsible budget in years."

Well, there you have it.

This is what we should expect from Democrats on the issue of national security. We will see more of these "hard choices" reversing those promises made, along with the Democrat prosecution of an "intellectually honest war on terror". The hard liners will swiftly rationalize their hypocrisy with complete confidence and pride, with the lightning speed of Gov. elect, John Corzine.

At least President Bush had an attack on this country and a subsequent war on terror to excuse some of his radical spending.

Corzine lied from the starting gate, made it across the finish line, then spun the wheel of fortune straight to the 'loser' slot.

Enjoy him for the full term, people of New Jersey. You earned it.


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